Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


455 - Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.


1223 - Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus' and Cumans.

Events797 years ago

1293 - Mongol invasion of Java was a punitive expedition against King Kertanegara of Singhasari, who had refused to pay tribute to the Yuan and maimed one of its ministers. However, it ended with failure for the Mongols. Regarded as establish City of Surabaya

Events727 years ago

1578 - King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France.

Events442 years ago

1669 - Citing poor eyesight as a reason, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.

Events351 years ago
Events245 years ago
Events230 years ago

1790 - The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.

Events230 years ago
Events225 years ago

1805 - French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock.

Events215 years ago

1813 - In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth reach Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.

Events207 years ago

1859 - The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.

Events161 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston and G.W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia.

Events158 years ago
Events156 years ago

1879 - Gilmore's Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

Events141 years ago

1884 - The arrival at Plymouth of Tāwhiao, King of Maoris, to claim the protection of Queen Victoria.

Events136 years ago

1889 - Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam fails and sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Events131 years ago

1902 - Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.

Events118 years ago

1909 - The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), convenes for the first time.

Events111 years ago

1910 - The South Africa Act comes into force, establishing the Union of South Africa.

Events110 years ago

1911 - The RMS Titanic is launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Events109 years ago

1911 - The President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.

Events109 years ago

1916 - World War I: Battle of Jutland: The British Grand Fleet engages the High Seas Fleet in the largest naval battle of the war, which proves indecisive.

Events104 years ago

1921 - The Tulsa race riot kills at least 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.

Events99 years ago

1927 - The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.

Events93 years ago

1935 - A 7.7 Mwearthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan killing 40,000.

Events85 years ago

1941 - Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.

Events79 years ago
Events78 years ago

1961 - The South African Constitution of 1961 becomes effective.

Events59 years ago

1961 - In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.

Events59 years ago

1962 - The West Indies Federation dissolves.

Events58 years ago

1970 - The 7.9 MwAncash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794–70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.

Events50 years ago

1971 - In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.

Events49 years ago

1973 - The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.

Events47 years ago

1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.

Events43 years ago

1985 - United States–Canada tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.

Events35 years ago

1989 - A group of six members of the Peruvian guerrilla group Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement murder eight transsexuals in Tarapoto.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations' UNAVEM II mission.

Events29 years ago

2005 - Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was "Deep Throat".

Events15 years ago

2008 - Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7 m/s) 9.72 seconds

Events12 years ago

2010 - Israeli Shayetet 13 commandos boarded the Gaza Freedom Flotilla while still in international waters trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip; nine Turkish citizens on the flotilla were killed in the ensuing violent affray.

Events10 years ago

2013 - The asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon make their closest approach to Earth for the next two centuries.

Events7 years ago

2013 - A record breaking 2.6 mile wide tornado strikes El Reno, Oklahoma, United States, causing eight fatalities and over 150 injuries.

Events7 years ago

2017 - A car bomb explodes in a crowded intersection in Kabul near the German embassy during rush hour, killing over 90 and injuring 463.

Events3 years ago

2019 - A public utility worker opens fire inside a municipal building at Virginia Beach, US, killing 12 people, including the shooter, and wounding six others.

Events1 years ago


Births577 years ago
Births558 years ago
Births551 years ago

1535 - Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (d. 1607)

Births485 years ago

1556 - Jerzy Radziwiłł, Catholic cardinal (d. 1600)

Births464 years ago

1577 - Nur Jahan, Empress consort of the Mughal Empire (d. 1645)

Births443 years ago
Births407 years ago

1640 - Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)

Births380 years ago
Births379 years ago

1725 - Ahilyabai Holkar, Queen of the Malwa Kingdom under the Maratha Empire (d. 1795)

Births295 years ago

1732 - Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, Austrian archbishop (d. 1812)

Births288 years ago

1753 - Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud, French lawyer and politician (d. 1793)

Births267 years ago

1754 - Andrea Appiani, Italian painter and educator (d. 1817)

Births266 years ago

1773 - Ludwig Tieck, German poet, author, and critic (d. 1853)

Births247 years ago

1801 - Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1887)

Births219 years ago

1815 - Adye Douglas, English-Australian cricketer and politician, 15th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1906)

Births205 years ago

1818 - John Albion Andrew, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1867)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (d. 1892)

Births201 years ago

1827 - Kusumoto Ine, first Japanese female doctor of Western medicine (d. 1903)

Births193 years ago

1835 - Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (d. 1869)

Births185 years ago

1838 - Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (d. 1900)

Births182 years ago

1842 - John Cox Bray, Australian politician, 15th Premier of South Australia (d. 1894)

Births178 years ago

1847 - William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Canadian-Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (d. 1924)

Births173 years ago

1852 - Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (d. 1919)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)

Births168 years ago

1857 - Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Graham Wallas, English socialist, social psychologist, and educationalist (d. 1932)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Francis Younghusband, Indian-English captain and explorer (d. 1942)

Births157 years ago

1866 - John Ringling, American entrepreneur; one of the founders of the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1936)

Births154 years ago

1875 - Rosa May Billinghurst, British suffragette and women's rights activist (d.1953)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano (d. 1952)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Sándor Festetics, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of War (d. 1956)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1967)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1968)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Erich Neumann, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1951)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian poet and author (d. 1968)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Gregor Strasser, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1934)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Fred Allen, American comedian, radio host, game show panelist, and author (d. 1956)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (d. 1993)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (d. 1981)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (d. 1983)

Births119 years ago

1908 - Don Ameche, American actor (d. 1993)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer and educator (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Bert Haanstra, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Lloyd Quarterman, African American chemist (d. 1982)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Robie Macauley, American editor, novelist and critic (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Edna Doré, English actress (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Andrew Grima, Anglo-Italian jewellery designer (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Alida Valli, Austrian-Italian actress and singer (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Denholm Elliott, English-Spanish actor (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ellsworth Kelly, American painter and sculptor (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago
Births97 years ago

1925 - Julian Beck, American actor and director (d. 1986)

Births95 years ago

1927 - James Eberle, English admiral (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Michael Sandberg, Baron Sandberg, English lieutenant and banker (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Pankaj Roy, Indian cricketer (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, musician, and producer

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (d. 2010)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ed Lincoln, Brazilian pianist, bassist, and composer (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jay Miner, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 1994)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Henry B. Eyring, American religious leader, educator, and author

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jim Bolger, New Zealand businessman and politician, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births85 years ago

1938 - Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

Births82 years ago

1938 - John Prescott, British sailor and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births82 years ago

1938 - Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Terry Waite, English humanitarian and author

Births81 years ago

1940 - Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Ukrainian hammer thrower and coach

Births80 years ago

1940 - Augie Meyers, American musician and singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator

Births80 years ago

1941 - June Clark, Welsh nurse and educator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Louis Ignarro, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1941 - William Nordhaus, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1943 - Sharon Gless, American actress

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joe Namath, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

Births77 years ago

1945 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Laurent Gbagbo, Ivorian academic and politician, 4th President of Côte d'Ivoire

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bernard Goldberg, American journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ted Baehr, American publisher and critic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Steve Bucknor, Jamaican cricketer and umpire

Births74 years ago

1946 - Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Debbie Moore, English model and businesswoman

Births74 years ago

1947 - Junior Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gabriele Hinzmann, German discus thrower

Births73 years ago

1948 - Svetlana Alexievich, Belarusian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Bonham, English musician, songwriter and drummer (d. 1980)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Martin Hannett, English bass player, guitarist, and record producer (d. 1991)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Duncan Hunter, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Tom Berenger, American actor, film producer and television writer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jean Chalopin, French director, producer, and screenwriter, founded DIC Entertainment

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gregory Harrison, American actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Edgar Savisaar, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior

Births70 years ago

1951 - Karl-Hans Riehm, German hammer thrower

Births69 years ago

1952 - Karl Bartos, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (d. 2000)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tommy Emmanuel, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Susie Essman, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Fritz Hilpert, German drummer and composer

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Young, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jim Craig, American ice hockey player

Births63 years ago

1959 - Andrea de Cesaris, Italian racing driver (d. 2014)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Phil Wilson, English politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman

Births60 years ago

1960 - Chris Elliott, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Peter Winterbottom, English rugby player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Justin Madden, Australian footballer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Lea Thompson, American actress, director, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Corey Hart, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, 38th Prime Minister of Hungary

Births57 years ago

1963 - Wesley Willis, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2003)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Leonard Asper, Canadian lawyer and businessman

Births56 years ago

1964 - Stéphane Caristan, French hurdler and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Yukio Edano, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs

Births56 years ago

1964 - Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, American rapper and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Brooke Shields, American model, actress, and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lankan cricketer and referee

Births54 years ago

1967 - Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television host and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kenny Lofton, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1971 - Arun Luthra, Indo-Anglo-American saxophonist, konnakol artist, composer, and arranger

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christian McBride, American bassist and record producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Archie Panjabi, Indo-British actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Frode Estil, Norwegian skier

Births48 years ago

1972 - Antti Niemi, Finnish footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dave Roberts, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1974 - Hiroiki Ariyoshi, Japanese comedian and singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Chad Campbell, American golfer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mac Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Colin Farrell, Irish actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Matt Harpring, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Eric Christian Olsen, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Petr Tenkrát, Czech ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1979 - Jean-François Gillet, Belgian footballer

Births41 years ago

1981 - Mikael Antonsson, Swedish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Daniele Bonera, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jake Peavy, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Marlies Schild, Austrian skier

Births39 years ago

1984 - Andrew Bailey, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nate Robinson, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jordy Nelson, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist

Births34 years ago

1990 - Erik Karlsson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Michaël Bournival, Canadian ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Laura Ikauniece, Latvian heptathlete

Births28 years ago

1996 - Normani Korde, American singer

Births24 years ago

1998 - Santino Ferrucci, American race car driver

Births22 years ago


455 - Petronius Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 396)


930 - Liu Hua, princess of Southern Han (b. 896)


960 - Fujiwara no Morosuke, Japanese statesman (b. 909)


1076 - Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria, English politician (b. 1050)

Deaths944 years ago

1089 - Sigwin von Are, archbishop of Cologne

Deaths931 years ago

1162 - Géza II, king of Hungary (b. 1130)

Deaths858 years ago

1321 - Birger, king of Sweden (b. 1280)

Deaths699 years ago
Deaths694 years ago

1329 - Albertino Mussato, Italian statesman and writer (b. 1261)

Deaths691 years ago

1349 - Thomas Wake, English politician (b. 1297)

Deaths671 years ago

1370 - Vitalis of Assisi, Italian hermit and monk (b. 1295)

Deaths650 years ago

1408 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1358)

Deaths612 years ago

1410 - Martin of Aragon, Spanish king (b. 1356)

Deaths610 years ago
Deaths516 years ago

1558 - Philip Hoby, English general and diplomat (b. 1505)

Deaths462 years ago

1567 - Guido de Bres, Belgian pastor and theologian (b. 1522)

Deaths453 years ago

1594 - Tintoretto, Italian painter and educator (b. 1518)

Deaths426 years ago

1665 - Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch painter (b. 1597)

Deaths355 years ago

1680 - Joachim Neander, German theologian and educator (b. 1650)

Deaths340 years ago
Deaths280 years ago

1747 - Andrey Osterman, German-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1686)

Deaths273 years ago

1809 - Joseph Haydn, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1732)

Deaths211 years ago

1809 - Jean Lannes, French general (b. 1769)

Deaths211 years ago

1831 - Samuel Bentham, English architect and engineer (b. 1757)

Deaths189 years ago

1832 - Évariste Galois, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1811)

Deaths188 years ago

1837 - Joseph Grimaldi, English actor, comedian and dancer, (b. 1779)

Deaths183 years ago

1846 - Philip Marheineke, German pastor and philosopher (b. 1780)

Deaths174 years ago

1847 - Thomas Chalmers, Scottish minister and economist (b. 1780)

Deaths173 years ago

1848 - Eugénie de Guérin, French author (b. 1805)

Deaths172 years ago

1899 - Stefanos Koumanoudis, Greek archaeologist, teacher and writer (b. 1818)

Deaths121 years ago

1908 - Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian author, poet, and politician (b. 1839)

Deaths112 years ago

1909 - Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South Australia (b. 1852)

Deaths111 years ago

1910 - Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician and educator (b. 1821)

Deaths110 years ago

1931 - Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, Canadian cardinal (b. 1866)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 - Willy Stöwer, German author and illustrator (b. 1864)

Deaths89 years ago

1945 - Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (b. 1904)

Deaths75 years ago

1954 - Antonis Benakis, Greek art collector and philanthropist, founded the Benaki Museum (b. 1873)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Stefanos Sarafis, Greek general and politician (b. 1890)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Leopold Staff, Polish poet and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths63 years ago

1960 - Willem Elsschot, Flemish author and poet (b. 1882)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Walther Funk, German economist, journalist, and politician, German Minister of Economics (b. 1890)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (b. 1874)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Terry Sawchuk, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1929)

Deaths50 years ago

1976 - Jacques Monod, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - William Castle, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Barbara Ward, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, English economist and journalist (b. 1914)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Carlo Mauri, Italian mountaineer and explorer (b. 1930)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Jack Dempsey, American boxer and lieutenant (b. 1895)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (b. 1921)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (b. 1918)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - John Abraham, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Owen Lattimore, American author and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - C. L. R. James, Trinidadian journalist and historian (b. 1901)

Deaths31 years ago

1994 - Uzay Heparı, Turkish actor, producer, and composer (b. 1969)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Herva Nelli, Italian-American soprano (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1930)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Charles Van Acker, Belgian-American race car driver (b. 1912)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Petar Mladenov, Bulgarian diplomat, 1st President of Bulgaria (b. 1936)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Tito Puente, American jazz musician (b. 1923)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - A. Jeyaratnam Wilson, Sri Lankan historian, author, and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Arlene Francis, American actress, talk show host, game show panelist, and television personality (b. 1907)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (b. 1929)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Aiyathurai Nadesan, Sri Lankan journalist (b. 1954)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Robert Quine, American guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Étienne Roda-Gil, French screenwriter and composer (b. 1941)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Ryan Bennett, American sportscaster (b. 1970)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Miguel Ortiz Berrocal, Spanish sculptor (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Raymond Davis, Jr., American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Danny La Rue, Irish-British drag queen performer and singer (b. 1927)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - George Tiller, American physician (b. 1941)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Louise Bourgeois, French-American sculptor and painter (b. 1911)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Brian Duffy, English photographer and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - William A. Fraker, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Rubén Juárez, Argentinian singer-songwriter and bandoneón player (b. 1947)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Merata Mita, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Pauline Betz, American tennis player (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jonas Bevacqua, American fashion designer, co-founded the Lifted Research Group (b. 1977)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Derek Hodge, Virgin Islander lawyer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychoanalyst and author (b. 1909)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - John Martin, English admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (b. 1918)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Andy Robustelli, American football player and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Christopher Challis, English cinematographer (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Randall B. Kester, American lawyer and judge (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Paul Pietsch, German racing driver and publisher (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Orlando Woolridge, American basketball player and coach (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Gerald E. Brown, American physicist and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frederic Lindsay, Scottish author and educator (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Miguel Méndez, American author and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tim Samaras, American engineer and storm chaser (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jairo Mora Sandoval, Costa Rican environmentalist (b. 1987)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean Stapleton, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Marilyn Beck, American journalist (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hoss Ellington, American race car driver (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Martha Hyer, American actress (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lewis Katz, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, English author (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gladys Taylor, Canadian author and publisher (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago
Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Carla Lane, English television writer (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Rupert Neudeck, German journalist and humanitarian (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

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