Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Feast of the Sacred Heart can fall, while July 2 is the latest; celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. (Catholic Church)

Holidays and observances

National Elderly Day (Indonesia)

Holidays and observances

Oak Apple Day (England), and its related observance: Castleton Garland Day (Castleton)

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

Events

363 - The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.

Events

1108 - Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.

Events912 years ago
Events853 years ago
Events844 years ago

1328 - Philip VI is crowned King of France.

Events692 years ago

1416 - Battle of Gallipoli: The Venetians under Pietro Loredan defeat a much larger Ottoman fleet off Gallipoli.

Events604 years ago

1453 - Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.

Events567 years ago

1658 - Battle of Samugarh: decisive battle in the struggle for the throne during the Mughal war of succession (1658–1659).

Events362 years ago

1660 - English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Events360 years ago

1733 - The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.

Events287 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.

Events240 years ago

1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of North America's original Thirteen Colonies to ratify the Constitution and become one of the United States.

Events230 years ago

1798 - United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are executed as rebels by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.

Events222 years ago
Events213 years ago

1848 - Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

Events172 years ago

1852 - Jenny Lind leaves New York after her two-year American tour.

Events168 years ago

1861 - The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong.

Events159 years ago

1864 - Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.

Events156 years ago

1867 - The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Events153 years ago
Events152 years ago

1886 - The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.

Events134 years ago

1900 - N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.

Events120 years ago

1903 - In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.

Events117 years ago

1913 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.

Events107 years ago

1914 - The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.

Events106 years ago
Events102 years ago
Events101 years ago

1931 - Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.

Events89 years ago

1932 - World War I veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.

Events88 years ago

1935 - First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter aeroplane.

Events85 years ago
Events75 years ago
Events72 years ago

1950 - The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Events70 years ago

1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.

Events67 years ago

1964 - The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Events56 years ago

1973 - Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.

Events47 years ago

1982 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.

Events38 years ago

1982 - Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.

Events38 years ago

1985 - Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

Events35 years ago

1988 - The U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Events32 years ago

1989 - Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.

Events31 years ago
Events30 years ago

1993 - The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war-torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.

Events27 years ago

1999 - Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.

Events21 years ago

1999 - Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.

Events21 years ago

2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

Events19 years ago
Events16 years ago

2008 - A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.

Events12 years ago

2012 - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.

Events8 years ago

2015 - One World Observatory at One World Trade Center opens.

Events5 years ago

Births

Births599 years ago

1439 - Pope Pius III (d. 1503)

Births581 years ago

1443 - Victor, Duke of Münsterberg, Reichsgraf, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (d. 1500)

Births577 years ago

1504 - Antun Vrančić, Croatian archbishop (d. 1573)

Births516 years ago

1555 - George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes, English Earl, general and administrator (d. 1629)

Births465 years ago

1568 - Virginia de' Medici, Italian princess (d. 1615)

Births452 years ago

1594 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)

Births426 years ago

1627 - Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French princess (d. 1693)

Births393 years ago
Births390 years ago

1675 - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1715)

Births345 years ago

1716 - Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist and mineralogist (d. 1800)

Births304 years ago

1722 - James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1773)

Births298 years ago

1730 - Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (d. 1803)

Births290 years ago

1736 - Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)

Births284 years ago

1780 - Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (d. 1855)

Births240 years ago

1794 - Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer and selenographer (d. 1874)

Births226 years ago

1823 - John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (d. 1895)

Births197 years ago

1860 - Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1909)

Births160 years ago

1871 - Clark Voorhees, American painter (d. 1933)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)

Births147 years ago

1874 - G. K. Chesterton, English essayist, poet, and playwright (d. 1936)

Births146 years ago

1880 - Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (d. 1936)

Births140 years ago

1892 - Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (d. 1938)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Max Brand, American journalist and author (d. 1944)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Beatrice Lillie, Canadian-English actress, singer and writer (d. 1989)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1969)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1957)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Defence (d. 1987)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Harry Kadwell, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1999)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2003)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Hubert Opperman, Australian cyclist and politician (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Sebastian Shaw, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1906 - T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (d. 2002)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (d. 1978)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Stacy Keach Sr., American actor (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. 1986)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)

Births105 years ago

1917 - John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 2011)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Jacques Genest, Canadian physician and academic (d. 2018)

Births101 years ago

1920 - John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Clifton James, American actor (d. 2017)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Joe Weatherly, American race car driver (d. 1964)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Bernard Clavel, French author (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist

Births97 years ago

1924 - Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Pepper Paire, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Katie Boyle, Italian-English actress and television host (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, Queen Consort of Tonga (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese academic and politician, 3rd President of Senegal

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jean Coutu, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group

Births93 years ago

1929 - Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - Peter Higgs, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births91 years ago

1929 - Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1932 - Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Richie Guerin, American basketball player and coach

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jan Malmsjö, Swedish actor and singer

Births88 years ago

1933 - Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2005)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Bill Vander Zalm, Dutch-Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Premier of British Columbia

Births86 years ago

1935 - André Brink, South African author and playwright (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Sylvia Robinson, American singer and producer (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge

Births83 years ago

1937 - Irmin Schmidt, German keyboard player and composer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Alwin Schockemöhle, German show-jumper

Births83 years ago

1937 - Harry Statham, American basketball player and coach

Births83 years ago

1938 - Christopher Bland, English businessman and politician (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Fay Vincent, American lawyer and businessman

Births82 years ago

1939 - Pete Smith, Australian radio and television announcer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Al Unser, American race car driver

Births81 years ago

1940 - Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Doug Scott, English mountaineer and author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bob Simon, American journalist (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Pierre Bourque, Canadian businessman and politician, 40th Mayor of Montreal

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kevin Conway, American actor and director

Births78 years ago

1943 - Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bob Benmosche, American businessman (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Quentin Davies, English soldier and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Births76 years ago

1945 - Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Julian Le Grand, English economist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Martin Pipe, English jockey and trainer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Joyce Tenneson, American photographer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author

Births75 years ago

1946 - Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (d. 2000)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Anthony Geary, American actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Michael Berkeley, English composer and radio host

Births72 years ago

1948 - Keith Gull, English microbiologist and academic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Robert Axelrod, American actor and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rebbie Jackson, American singer and actress

Births70 years ago

1953 - Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births67 years ago

1954 - Robert Beaser, American composer and educator

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Frank Baumgartl, German runner (d. 2010)

Births65 years ago

1955 - John Hinckley Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan

Births65 years ago

1955 - David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gordon Rintoul, Scottish historian and curator

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ken Schrader, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births65 years ago
Births64 years ago

1956 - La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Steven Croft, English bishop and theologian

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian film director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Annette Bening, American actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (d. 2011)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Uwe Rapolder, German footballer and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mel Gaynor, English drummer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Steve Hanley, Irish-English bass player and songwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Thomas Baumer, Swiss economist and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Freer, English politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Miceli, American drummer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean footballer, coach, and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Eric Davis, American baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Carol Kirkwood, Scottish journalist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Blaze Bayley, English singer-songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Zhu Jianhua, Chinese high jumper

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ukyo Katayama, Japanese race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Howard Mills III, American academic and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Oswaldo Negri Jr., Brazilian race car driver

Births56 years ago

1967 - Noel Gallagher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mike Keane, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steven Levitt, American economist, author, and academic

Births53 years ago
Births52 years ago

1968 - Tate George, American basketball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jessica Morden, English politician

Births52 years ago

1968 - Hida Viloria, American activist

Births52 years ago

1970 - Natarsha Belling, Australian journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Roberto Di Matteo, Italian footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bernd Mayländer, German race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jo Beth Taylor, Australian television host and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rob Womack, English shot putter and discus thrower

Births49 years ago

1972 - Bill Curley, American basketball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Simon Jones, English singer and bass player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tomoko Kaneda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio personality

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mark Lee, American guitarist and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Steve Cardenas, American martial artist and retired actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Aaron McGruder, American author and cartoonist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jenny Willott, English politician

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jason Allison, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sven Kubis, German footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sarah Millican, English comedian

Births45 years ago

1975 - Anthony Wall, English golfer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Daniel Tosh, American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Caçapa, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Yegor Titov, Russian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marco Cassetti, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Pelle Almqvist, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lorenzo Odone, Italian-American adrenoleukodystrophy patient who inspired the 1992 film, Lorenzo's Oil (d. 2008)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Adam Rickitt, English singer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Arne Friedrich, German footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brian Kendrick, American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - John Rheinecker, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ernesto Farías, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Andrey Arshavin, Russian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Macri, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball player

Births38 years ago

1984 - Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nia Jax, Australian-American professional wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Funmi Jimoh, American long jumper

Births36 years ago

1984 - Andreas Schäffer, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ina Wroldsen, Norwegian singer and songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1987 - Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian long jumper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Issac Luke, New Zealand rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Noah Reid, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Rui Sampaio, Portuguese footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Muath Al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (d. 2015)

Births32 years ago

1988 - Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast

Births32 years ago

1988 - Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian-American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Diego Barisone, Argentinian footballer (d. 2015)

Births31 years ago

1989 - Riley Keough, American model and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Joe Biagini, American baseball pitcher

Births30 years ago

1992 - Sarah Moundir, Swiss tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jana Čepelová, Slovak tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Maika Monroe, American actress and kiteboarder

Births27 years ago

1993 - Grete Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete

Births27 years ago

1998 - Markelle Fultz, American basketball player

Births22 years ago

1999 - Park Ji-hoon, South Korean singer and actor

Births21 years ago

Deaths

Deaths980 years ago
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Deaths700 years ago

1327 - Jens Grand, Danish archbishop (b. c. 1260)

Deaths693 years ago
Deaths641 years ago

1405 - Philippe de Mézières, French soldier and author (b. 1327)

Deaths615 years ago

1425 - Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)

Deaths595 years ago

1453 - Ulubatlı Hasan, Ottoman commander (b. 1428)

Deaths567 years ago

1453 - Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1404)

Deaths567 years ago

1500 - Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer and navigator (b. 1451)

Deaths520 years ago

1500 - Thomas Rotherham, English cleric and minister (b. 1423)

Deaths520 years ago

1546 - David Beaton, Scottish cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1494)

Deaths474 years ago

1593 - John Penry, Welsh martyr (b. 1559)

Deaths427 years ago

1660 - Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1615)

Deaths360 years ago

1691 - Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1629)

Deaths329 years ago

1790 - Israel Putnam, American general (b. 1718)

Deaths230 years ago

1796 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (b. 1720)

Deaths224 years ago
Deaths206 years ago

1829 - Humphry Davy, English-Swiss chemist and academic (b. 1778)

Deaths191 years ago

1847 - Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (b. 1766)

Deaths173 years ago

1862 - Franz Mirecki, Polish composer, music conductor, and music teacher (b. 1791)

Deaths158 years ago

1866 - Winfield Scott, American general, lawyer, and politician (b. 1786)

Deaths154 years ago
Deaths147 years ago

1892 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian religious leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)

Deaths128 years ago

1896 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and academic (b. 1814)

Deaths124 years ago

1903 - Bruce Price, American architect, designed the Château Frontenac and American Surety Building (b. 1845)

Deaths117 years ago

1910 - Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)

Deaths110 years ago

1911 - W. S. Gilbert, English playwright and poet (b. 1836)

Deaths109 years ago

1914 - Laurence Sydney Brodribb Irving, English author and playwright (b. 1871)

Deaths106 years ago

1914 - Henry Seton-Karr, English explorer, hunter, and author (b. 1853)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (b. 1831)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Carlos Deltour, French rower (b. 1864)

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and educator (b. 1849)

Deaths99 years ago

1935 - Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1874)

Deaths85 years ago

1939 - Ursula Ledóchowska, Austrian-Polish nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus (b. 1865)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1892)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882)

Deaths78 years ago

1946 - Martin Gottfried Weiss, German SS officer (b. 1905)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Fanny Brice, American singer and comedian (b. 1891)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier and composer (b. 1885)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Morgan Russell, American painter and educator (b. 1886)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - James Whale, English director (b. 1889)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Netta Muskett, English author (b. 1887)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Ignace Lepp, Estonian-French priest and psychologist (b. 1909)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1896)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - John Gunther, American journalist and author (b. 1901)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Eva Hesse, American artist (b. 1936)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Moe Berg, American baseball player, coach, and spy (b. 1902)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-American engineer and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - George Harriman, English businessman (b. 1908)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Ba Maw, Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1893)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (b. 1892)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - John H. Wood Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Arvīds Pelše, Latvian-Russian historian and politician (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Salem bin Laden, Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1946)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - George C. Homans, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Margaret Barr (choreographer), Australian choreographer and teacher of dance-drama (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Billy Conn, American boxer (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Erich Honecker, German lawyer and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Tamara Toumanova, American ballerina and actress (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Barry Goldwater, American general, activist, and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (b. 1972)

Deaths17 years ago

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

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Samuel Dash, American academic and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - John D'Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (b. 1937)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Hamilton Naki, South African surgeon (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - George Rochberg, American soldier and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2008Paula Gunn Allen, Native American writer (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

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

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bill Clements, American soldier and politician, 42nd Governor of Texas (b. 1917)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 14th President of Hungary (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Mark Minkov, Russian composer (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Doc Watson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Françoise Blanchard, French actress (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mulgrew Miller, American pianist and composer (b. 1955)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Franca Rame, Italian actress and playwright (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Wali-ur-Rehman, Pakistani commander (b. 1970)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Glaser, Czech-American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Miljenko Prohaska, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Herman Rattliff, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William M. Roth, American businessman (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Henry Carr, American football player and sprinter (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Doris Hart, American tennis player (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Betsy Palmer, American actress (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Mordechai Tzipori, Israeli Lieutenant General and minister (b. 1924)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Greek politician and prime minister (b. 1918)

Deaths3 years ago

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