Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Canadian Forces Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Canada)

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Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Lithuania)

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Earliest day on which June Holiday can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in June. (Ireland)

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Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in June. (The Bahamas)

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Earliest day on which Teacher's Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Hungary)

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Earliest day on which the Queen's Birthday can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in June. (New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji)

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Earliest day on which Seamen's Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Iceland)

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Earliest day on which Western Australia Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Western Australia)

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Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Samoa from New Zealand in 1962.

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The beginning of Crop over, celebrated until the first Monday of August. (Barbados)

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World Milk Day (international)

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1215 - Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.

Events805 years ago

1252 - Alfonso X is proclaimed king of Castile and León.

Events768 years ago

1298 - Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.

Events722 years ago

1495 - A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

Events525 years ago

1533 - Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

Events487 years ago

1535 - Combined forces loyal to Charles V attack and expel the Ottomans from Tunis during the Conquest of Tunis.

Events485 years ago
Events372 years ago

1649 - Start of the Sumuroy Revolt: Filipinos in Northern Samar led by Agustin Sumuroy revolt against Spanish colonial authorities.

Events371 years ago

1670 - In Dover, England, Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.

Events350 years ago

1676 - Battle of Öland: allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea, during the Scanian War (1675–79).

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1773 - Wolraad Woltemade rescues 14 sailors at the Cape of Good Hope from the sinking ship De Jonge Thomas by riding his horse into the sea seven times. He drowned on his eighth attempt.

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1792 - Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.

Events228 years ago

1794 - The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Events226 years ago

1796 - Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.

Events224 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.

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1815 - Napoleon promulgates a revised Constitution after it passes a plebiscite.

Events205 years ago

1831 - James Clark Ross becomes the first European at the North Magnetic Pole.

Events189 years ago

1849 - Territorial Governor Alexander Ramsey declared the Territory of Minnesota officially established.

Events171 years ago

1855 - The American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.

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1862 - American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: The Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.

Events158 years ago

1868 - The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing the Navajo to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

Events152 years ago

1879 - Napoléon Eugène, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.

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1910 - Robert Falcon Scott's second South Pole expedition leaves Cardiff.

Events110 years ago

1913 - The Greek–Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.

Events107 years ago

1916 - Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

Events104 years ago

1918 - World War I: Western Front: Battle of Belleau Wood: Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.

Events102 years ago

1922 - The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.

Events98 years ago

1939 - First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter aircraft.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.

Events79 years ago

1941 - The Farhud, a massive pogrom in Iraq, starts and as a result, many Iraqi Jews are forced to leave their homes.

Events79 years ago

1943 - BOAC Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing British actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that it was actually an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Ion Antonescu, "Conducator" ("Leader") of Romania during World War II, is executed.

Events74 years ago

1958 - Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.

Events62 years ago

1961 - The Canadian Bank of Commerce and Imperial Bank of Canada merge to form the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the largest bank merger in Canadian history.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Kenya becomes a republic with Jomo Kenyatta (1897 – 22 August 1978) as its first President (1964 to 1978).

Events56 years ago

1974 - The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

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1978 - The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.

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1979 - The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.

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1993 - Dobrinja mortar attack: Thirteen are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.

Events27 years ago

1999 - American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.

Events21 years ago

2001 - Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother.

Events19 years ago

2001 - Dolphinarium discotheque massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.

Events19 years ago

2004 - Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is sentenced to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of a parole, breaking a Guinness World Record.

Events16 years ago

2008 - A fire on the back lot of Universal Studios breaks out, destroying the attraction King Kong Encounter and a large archive of master tapes for music and film, the full extent of which was not revealed until 2019.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.

Events11 years ago

2009 - General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

Events11 years ago

2011 - A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts, during the event, killing four people.

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2011 – Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its final landing after 25 flights.

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2015 - A ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze river in China's Hubei province, killing 400 people.

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1460 - Enno I, Count of East Frisia, German noble (d. 1491)

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1480 - Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (d. 1550)

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1498 - Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (d. 1574)

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1522 - Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, Dutch writer and scholar (d. 1590)

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1612 - Frans Post, Dutch painter (d. 1680)

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1633 - Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1687)

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1637 - Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer (d. 1675)

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1653 - Georg Muffat, French organist and composer (d. 1704)

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1675 - Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist and playwright (d. 1755)

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1762 - Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish priest and missionary, founded the Irish Christian Brothers (d. 1844)

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1765 - Christiane Vulpius, mistress and wife of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (d. 1816)

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1770 - Friedrich Laun, German author (d. 1849)

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1790 - Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1836)

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1796 - Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist and engineer (d. 1832)

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1800 - Edward Deas Thomson, Australian educator and politician, Chief Secretary of New South Wales (d. 1879)

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1804 - Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)

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1808 - Henry Parker, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1881)

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1815 - Otto of Greece (d. 1862)

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1822 - Clementina Maude, Viscountess Hawarden, English portrait photographer (d. 1865)

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1825 - John Hunt Morgan, American general (d. 1864)

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1831 - John Bell Hood, American general (d. 1879)

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1833 - John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General of Kentucky (d. 1911)

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1843 - Henry Faulds, Scottish physician and missionary, developed fingerprinting (d. 1930)

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1844 - John J. Toffey, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1911)

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1869 - Richard Wünsch, German philologist (d. 1915)

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1873 - Elena Alistar, Bessarabian politician (d. 1955)

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1874 - Yury Nikolaevich Voronov, Russian botanist (d. 1931)

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1878 - John Masefield, English author and poet (d. 1967)

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1879 - Max Emmerich, American triathlete and gymnast (d. 1956)

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1882 - Nicolae Bivol, Moldovan businessman and politician, Mayor of Chișinău (d. 1940)

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1887 - Clive Brook, English actor (d. 1974)

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1889 - James Daugherty, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1974)

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1889 - Charles Kay Ogden, English linguist and philosopher (d. 1957)

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1890 - Frank Morgan, American actor (d. 1949)

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1892 - Amanullah Khan, sovereign of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, (d. 1960)

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1899 - Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician and academic (d. 1963)

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1901 - Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager (d. 1990)

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1901 - Tom Gorman, Australian rugby league player (d. 1978)

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1901 - John Van Druten, English-American playwright and director (d. 1957)

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1903 - Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian-Canadian bishop and martyr (d. 1973)

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1903 - Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist and academic (d. 1986)

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1905 - Robert Newton, English-American actor (d. 1956)

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1907 - Jan Patočka, Czech philosopher (d. 1977)

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1907 - Frank Whittle, English soldier and engineer, developed the jet engine (d. 1996)

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1908 - Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (d. 1999)

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1909 - Yechezkel Kutscher, Slovakian-Israeli philologist and linguist (d. 1971)

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1912 - Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, author, and mountaineer (d. 1987)

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1913 - Bill Deedes, English journalist and politician (d. 2007)

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1915 - John Randolph, American actor (d. 2004)

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1916 - Jean Jérôme Hamer, Belgian Cardinal (d. 1996)

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1917 - William Standish Knowles, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

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1920 - Robert Clarke, American actor and producer (d. 2005)

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1921 - Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)

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1922 - Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (d. 1991)

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1922 - Joan Copeland, American actress

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1922 - Povel Ramel, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)

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1923 - Barry Till, English priest, author, and academic (d. 2013)

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1924 - William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (d. 2006)

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1925 - Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher (d. 2017)

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1926 - Johnny Berry, English footballer (d. 1994)

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1926 - Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

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1926 - Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)

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1926 - Richard Schweiker, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 2015)

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1928 - Georgy Dobrovolsky, Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (d. 1971)

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1928 - Steve Dodd, Australian actor and composer (d. 2014)

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1928 - Bob Monkhouse, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2003)

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1929 - Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)

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1929 - James H. Billington, American academic and Thirteenth Librarian of Congress (d. 2018)

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1930 - John Lemmon, English logician and philosopher (d. 1966)

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1930 - Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (d. 2016)

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1930 - Matt Poore, New Zealand cricketer

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1930 - Edward Woodward, English actor (d. 2009)

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1931 - Walter Horak, former Austrian footballer (d. 2019)

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1932 - Frank Cameron, New Zealand cricketer

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1932 - Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (d. 1994)

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1933 - Haruo Remeliik, Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (d. 1985)

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1933 - Charles Wilson, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2010)

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1934 - Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor

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1934 - Peter Masterson, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2018)

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1934 - Doris Buchanan Smith, American author (d. 2002)

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1935 - Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)

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1935 - Jack Kralick, American baseball player (d. 2012)

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1935 - Percy Adlon, German director, screenwriter and producer

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1935 - John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2013)

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1936 - Anatoly Albul, Soviet and Russian wrestler (d. 2013)

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1936 - André Bourbeau, Canadian politician

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1936 - Bekim Fehmiu, Bosnian actor (d. 2010)

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1936 - Gerald Scarfe, English illustrator and animator

Births84 years ago

1937 - Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Colleen McCullough, Australian neuroscientist and author (d. 2015)

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1939 - Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)

Births81 years ago

1940 - René Auberjonois, American actor (d. 2019)

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1940 - Katerina Gogou, Greek writer and actress (d. 1993)

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1940 - Kip Thorne, American physicist, astronomer, and academic

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1941 - Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 2015)

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1941 - Toyo Ito, Japanese architect, designed the Torre Realia BCN and Hotel Porta Fira

Births79 years ago

1941 - Alexander V. Zakharov, Russian physicist and astronomer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bruce George, Welsh politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Parveen Kumar, Pakistani-English physician and academic

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1943 - Orietta Berti, Italian singer and actress

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1943 - Richard Goode, American pianist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Lorrie Wilmot, South African cricketer (d. 2004)

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1944 - Colin Blakemore, British neurobiologist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robert Powell, English actor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jim McCarty, American blues rock guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Linda Scott, American singer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lydia Shum, Chinese-Hong Kong actress (d. 2008)

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1945 - Kerry Vincent, Australian chef and author

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1945 - Frederica von Stade, American soprano and actress

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1946 - Brian Cox, Scottish actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Ron Dennis, English businessman, founded the McLaren Group

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1947 - Jonathan Pryce, Welsh actor and singer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ronnie Wood, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

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1948 - Powers Boothe, American actor (d. 2017)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tomáš Halík, Czech Roman Catholic priest, philosopher, theologian and scholar

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)

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1948 - Juhan Viiding, Estonian poet and actor (d. 1995)

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1950 - Perrin Beatty, Canadian businessman and politician

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1950 - Charlene, American singer-songwriter

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1950 - Jean Lambert, English educator and politician

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1950 - Michael McDowell, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)

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1952 - Şenol Güneş, Turkish footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Lan, South African-English director and playwright

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1952 - Mihaela Loghin, Romanian shot putter

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1953 - Ronnie Dunn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1953 - Ted Field, American entrepreneur and racing driver

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jill Black, English lawyer and judge

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1955 - Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 2016)

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1955 - Lorraine Moller, New Zealand runner

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1955 - Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (d. 2008)

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1956 - Patrick Besson, French writer and journalist

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1956 - Lisa Hartman Black, American actress

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1957 - Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish director and screenwriter

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1958 - Ahron Bregman, Israeli-English political scientist and journalist

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1958 - Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Mongolian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Mongolia

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1958 - Gennadiy Valyukevich, Belarusian triple jumper

Births62 years ago

1959 - Martin Brundle, English race car driver and sportscaster

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1959 - John Pullinger, English statistician and librarian

Births61 years ago

1959 - Alan Wilder, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

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1960 - Simon Gallup, English musician (The Cure)

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1960 - Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)

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1960 - Sergey Kuznetsov, Russian footballer and manager

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1960 - Giorgos Lillikas, Cypriot politician, 8th Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs

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1960 - Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (d. 2006)

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1961 - Paul Coffey, Canadian ice hockey player

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1961 - Mark Curry, American actor

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1961 - Werner Günthör, Swiss shot putter and bobsledder

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1961 - John Huston, American golfer

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1961 - Peter Machajdík, Slovakian-German pianist and composer

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1963 - Vital Borkelmans, Belgian footballer

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1963 - Mike Joyce, English drummer

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1963 - Miles J. Padgett, Scottish physicist and academic

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1963 - David Westhead, English actor and producer

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1965 - Larisa Lazutina, Russian skier

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1965 - Olga Nazarova, Russian sprinter

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1965 - Nigel Short, English chess player and journalist

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1966 - Greg Schiano, American football player and coach

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1968 - Jason Donovan, Australian actor and singer

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1968 - Jeff Hackett, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

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1968 - Susan Jones, Welsh politician

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1968 - Mathias Rust, German aviator

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1969 - Luis García Postigo, former Mexican footballer

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1969 - Teri Polo, American actress

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1970 - Georgie Gardner, Australian journalist and television host

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1970 - Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster

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1971 - Mario Cimarro, Cuban-American actor and singer

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1973 - Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer

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1973 - Adam Garcia, Australian actor

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1973 - Derek Lowe, American baseball player

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1973 - Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer

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1974 - Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

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1974 - Michael Rasmussen, Danish cyclist

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1974 - Sarah Teather, English politician

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1974 - Akis Zikos, Greek footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Michal Grošek, Czech-Swiss ice hockey player and coach

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1975 - Frauke Petry, German politician

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ēriks Rags, Latvian javelin thrower

Births45 years ago

1976 - Marlon Devonish, English sprinter and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kōhei Murakami, Japanese actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Andrea Bogart, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Arsen Gitinov, Russian and Kyrgyzstani freestyle wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Danielle Harris, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Antonietta Di Martino, Italian high jumper

Births42 years ago

1978 - Matthew Hittinger, American poet and author

Births42 years ago

1979 - Santana Moss, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Markus Persson, Swedish game designer, founded Mojang

Births41 years ago

1981 - Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Smush Parker, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Amy Schumer, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Aleksei Mikhailovich Uvarov, Russian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Tetyana Hamera-Shmyrko, Ukrainian runner

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tõnis Sahk, Estonian long jumper

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jean Beausejour, Chilean footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jean-Claude Bozga, Romanian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - David Neville, American sprinter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Olivier Tielemans, Dutch race car driver

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian runner

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricketer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nick Young, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sam Young, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Moses Ndiema Masai, Kenyan runner

Births34 years ago

1986 - Chinedu Obasi, Nigerian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jerel McNeal, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yarisley Silva, Cuban pole vaulter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Javier Hernández, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nataliya Goncharova, Ukrainian/Russian volleyball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sammy Alex Mutahi, Kenyan runner

Births31 years ago

1990 - Miller Bolaños, Ecuadoran footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kennie Chopart, Danish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Carlota Ciganda, Spanish golfer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Martin Pembleton, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Bianca Perie, Romanian hammer thrower

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tyrone Roberts, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1993 - Sam Anas, American ice hockey player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kagayaki Taishi, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births26 years ago

1995 - Carlos Castro García, Spanish footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Edvinas Gertmonas, Lithuanian footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Tom Holland, English actor

Births24 years ago

1999 - Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater

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352 - Ran Min, "Heavenly Prince" (Tian Wang) during the Sixteen Kingdoms


829 - Li Tongjie, general of the Tang Dynasty


847 - Xiao, empress of the Tang Dynasty


932 - Thietmar, duke of Saxony


1146 - Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess regent of Brittany (b. 1068)

Deaths874 years ago

1186 - Minamoto no Yukiie, Japanese warlord

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1310 - Marguerite Porete, French mystic

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1571 - John Story, English martyr (b. 1504)

Deaths449 years ago

1616 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1543)

Deaths404 years ago

1625 - Honoré d'Urfé, French author and poet (b. 1568)

Deaths395 years ago

1639 - Melchior Franck, German composer (b. 1579)

Deaths381 years ago

1660 - Mary Dyer, English-American martyr (b. 1611)

Deaths360 years ago

1662 - Zhu Youlang, Chinese emperor (b. 1623)

Deaths358 years ago

1681 - Cornelis Saftleven, Dutch genre painter (b. 1607)

Deaths339 years ago

1710 - David Mitchell, Scottish admiral and politician (b. 1642)

Deaths310 years ago

1740 - Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)

Deaths280 years ago

1769 - Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (b. 1689)

Deaths251 years ago

1773 - Wolraad Woltemade, South African folk hero (b. 1708)

Deaths247 years ago

1795 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (b. 1744)

Deaths225 years ago

1815 - Louis-Alexandre Berthier, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1753)

Deaths205 years ago

1823 - Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1770)

Deaths197 years ago

1826 - J. F. Oberlin, French pastor and philanthropist (b. 1740)

Deaths194 years ago

1830 - Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (b. 1781)

Deaths190 years ago

1833 - Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1760)

Deaths187 years ago

1841 - David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1785)

Deaths179 years ago

1846 - Pope Gregory XVI (b. 1765)

Deaths174 years ago

1861 - John Quincy Marr, American captain (b. 1825)

Deaths159 years ago

1864 - Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel, led the Taiping Rebellion (b. 1812)

Deaths156 years ago

1868 - James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)

Deaths152 years ago

1872 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (b. 1795)

Deaths148 years ago

1873 - Joseph Howe, Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1804)

Deaths147 years ago

1876 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and journalist (b. 1848)

Deaths144 years ago

1879 - Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France (b. 1856)

Deaths141 years ago

1908 - Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867)

Deaths112 years ago

1927 - Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (b. 1860)

Deaths93 years ago

1927 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian, philologist, and scholar (b. 1861)

Deaths93 years ago

1934 - Sir Alfred Rawlinson, 3rd Baronet, English colonel and polo player (b. 1867)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Romanian-Hungarian general (d. 1857)

Deaths85 years ago

1938 - Ödön von Horváth, Croatian-French author and playwright (b. 1901)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Hans Berger, German neurologist and academic (b. 1873)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Hugh Walpole, New Zealand-English author (b. 1884)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Leslie Howard, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Wilfrid Israel, English-German businessman and philanthropist (b. 1899)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Ion Antonescu, Romanian marshal and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1882)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Alex Gard, Russian-American cartoonist (b. 1900)

Deaths72 years ago

1952 - John Dewey, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1859)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Emanuel Vidović, Croatian painter and illustrator (b. 1870)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish-German journalist and author (b. 1869)

Deaths66 years ago

1960 - Lester Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1883)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Paula Hitler, German-Austrian sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)

Deaths60 years ago
Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Walter Lee, Australian politician, 24th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1874)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach, founded the Green Bay Packers (b. 1898)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1873)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Helen Keller, American author and activist (b. 1880)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - André Laurendeau, Canadian playwright, journalist, and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1904)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (b. 1892)

Deaths49 years ago

1979 - Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Arthur Nielsen, American businessman, founded the ACNielsen company (b. 1897)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Carl Vinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1883)

Deaths39 years ago
Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Richard Greene, English actor and soldier (b. 1918)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (b. 1958)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Rashid Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Herbert Feigl, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Aurelio Lampredi, Italian engineer, designed the Ferrari Lampredi engine (b. 1917)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - David Ruffin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths29 years ago

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

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Tito Puente, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacreAishwarya of Nepal (b. 1949)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacreBirendra of Nepal (b. 1945)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacreDhirendra of Nepal (b. 1950)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacrePrince Nirajan of Nepal (b. 1978)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - notable victims of the Nepalese royal massacrePrincess Shruti of Nepal (b. 1976)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - William Manchester, American historian and author (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Hilda Crosby Standish, American physician (b. 1902)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Tony Thompson, American singer and songwriter (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician, 17th Justice Minister of Israel (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Bob Christie, American race car driver (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Vincent O'Brien, Irish horse trainer (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer (b. 1906)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Haleh Sahabi, Iranian humanitarian and activist (b. 1957)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Faruq Z. Bey, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pádraig Faulkner, Irish educator and politician, 19th Irish Minister of Defence (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Milan Gaľa, Slovak politician (b. 1953)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - James Kelleher, Canadian lawyer and politician, 33rd Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ann B. Davis, American actress (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian sailor (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nicholas Liverpool, Dominican lawyer and politician, 6th President of Dominica (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jacques Parizeau, Canadian economist and politician, 26th Premier of Quebec (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jean Ritchie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Sinan Sakić, Serbian pop-folk singer (b. 1956)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Ani Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician, 6th First Lady of Indonesia. (b. 1952)

Deaths1 years ago

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