Holidays and observances

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

Events

455 - Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.

Events

1098 - First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.

Events922 years ago

1615 - The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.

Events405 years ago

1676 - Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.

Events344 years ago

1692 - Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged.

Events328 years ago

1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.

Events257 years ago

1774 - Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided.

Events246 years ago

1793 - French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.

Events227 years ago

1805 - Napoleonic Wars: A Franco-Spanish fleet recaptures Diamond Rock, an uninhabited island at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British.

Events215 years ago

1835 - P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

Events185 years ago

1848 - The Slavic congress in Prague begins.

Events172 years ago

1866 - The Fenians defeat Canadian forces at Ridgeway and Fort Erie, but the raids end soon after.

Events154 years ago

1896 - Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.

Events124 years ago

1909 - Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

Events111 years ago

1910 - Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.

Events110 years ago

1919 - Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.

Events101 years ago

1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

Events96 years ago

1941 - World War II: German paratroopers murder Greek civilians in the villages of Kondomari and Alikianos.

Events79 years ago

1946 - Birth of the Italian Republic: In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic. After the referendum, King Umberto II of Italy is exiled.

Events74 years ago

1953 - The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.

Events67 years ago

1955 - The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.

Events65 years ago

1962 - During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.

Events58 years ago

1964 - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is formed.

Events56 years ago

1966 - Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.

Events53 years ago

1967 - Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into riots, during which Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.

Events53 years ago

1979 - Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.

Events41 years ago

1983 - After an emergency landing because of an in-flight fire, twenty-three passengers aboard Air Canada Flight 797 are killed when a flashover occurs as the plane's doors open. Because of this incident, numerous new safety regulations are put in place.

Events37 years ago

1990 - The Lower Ohio Valley tornado outbreak spawns 66 confirmed tornadoes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 12.

Events30 years ago

1997 - In Denver, Timothy McVeigh is convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died. He was executed four years later.

Events23 years ago

2003 - Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

Events17 years ago

2012 - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

Events8 years ago

2014 - Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India, formed from ten districts of northwestern Andhra Pradesh.

Events6 years ago

Births

1305 - Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)

Births715 years ago
Births597 years ago
Births531 years ago

1535 - Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)

Births485 years ago

1602 - Rudolf Christian, Count of East Frisia, Ruler of East Frisia (d. 1628)

Births418 years ago

1621 - Rutger von Ascheberg, Courland-born soldier in Swedish service (d. 1693)

Births399 years ago

1621 - (baptized) Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter (d. 1649)

Births399 years ago
Births382 years ago

1644 - William Salmon, English medical writer (d. 1713)

Births376 years ago

1739 - Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)

Births281 years ago

1740 - Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (d. 1814)

Births280 years ago

1743 - Alessandro Cagliostro, Italian occultist and explorer (d. 1795)

Births277 years ago

1773 - John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)

Births247 years ago

1774 - William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (d. 1850)

Births246 years ago

1813 - Daniel Pollen, Irish-New Zealand politician, 9th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1896)

Births207 years ago

1823 - Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (d. 1905)

Births197 years ago

1835 - Pope Pius X (d. 1914)

Births185 years ago
Births182 years ago

1840 - Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (d. 1928)

Births180 years ago

1840 - Émile Munier, French artist (d. 1895)

Births180 years ago

1857 - Edward Elgar, English composer and educator (d. 1934)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Concordia Selander, Swedish actress and manager (d. 1935)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Felix Weingartner, Croatian-Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1942)

Births157 years ago

1865 - George Lohmann, English cricketer (d. 1901)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Adelaide Casely-Hayford, Sierra Leone Creole advocate and activist for cultural nationalism (d. 1960)

Births155 years ago

1869 - Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)

Births139 years ago

1891 - Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral and pilot (d. 1945)

Births129 years ago

1899 - Lotte Reiniger, German animator and director (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Frank Runacres, English painter and educator (d. 1974)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1907 - John Lehmann, English poet and publisher (d. 1987)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Barbara Pym, English author (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (d. 2015)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Johnny Bulla, American golfer (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy (d. 1992)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Heinz Sielmann, German photographer and director (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Johnny Speight, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Sigmund Sternberg, Hungarian-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1921 - András Szennay, Hungarian priest (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Carmen Silvera, Canadian-English actress (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1924 - June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (d. 1977)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Christopher Slade, English lawyer and judge

Births93 years ago

1928 - Erzsi Kovács, Hungarian singer (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)

Births90 years ago

1933 - Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago
Births87 years ago

1934 - Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek poet and educator

Births85 years ago

1936 - Volodymyr Holubnychy, Ukrainian race walker

Births84 years ago

1937 - Rosalyn Higgins, English lawyer and judge

Births83 years ago

1937 - Sally Kellerman, American actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert Paul, Canadian figure skater and choreographer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright

Births83 years ago

1938 - Kevin Brownlow, English historian and author

Births82 years ago

1938 - George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, Scottish lawyer and judge

Births82 years ago

1939 - Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)

Births81 years ago
Births80 years ago

1941 - Ünal Aysal, Turkish businessman

Births79 years ago

1941 - Stacy Keach, American actor

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Charlie Watts, English drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Mike Ahern, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Queensland

Births78 years ago

1943 - Charles Haid, American actor and director

Births77 years ago

1943 - Crescenzio Sepe, Italian cardinal

Births77 years ago

1944 - Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Richard Long, English painter, sculptor, and photographer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bonnie Newman, American businessman and politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Lasse Hallström, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Sutcliffe, UK serial killer

Births74 years ago

1948 - Jerry Mathers, American actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Heather Couper, English astronomer and physicist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Frank Rich, American journalist and critic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jonathan Evans, Welsh lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Anne Phillips, English theorist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Momčilo Vukotić, Serbian footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1951 - Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Arnold Mühren, Dutch footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Larry Robinson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Alexander Wylie, Lord Kinclaven, Scottish lawyer, judge, and educator

Births69 years ago

1952 - Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League

Births68 years ago

1953 - Vidar Johansen, Norwegian saxophonist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Craig Stadler, American golfer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic

Births67 years ago

1954 - Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mani Ratnam, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jan Lammers, Dutch race car driver

Births64 years ago

1957 - Mark Lawrenson, English footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rineke Dijkstra, Dutch photographer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - Erwin Olaf, Dutch photographer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Olga Bondarenko, Russian runner

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tony Hadley, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor (d. 2012)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Caroline Link, German director and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer and journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Steve Waugh, Australian cricketer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dayana Cadeau, Haitian born Canadian-American professional bodybuilder

Births54 years ago

1966 - Candace Gingrich, American activist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Pedro Guerra, Spanish singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Petra van Staveren, Dutch swimmer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Remigija Nazarovienė, Lithuanian heptathlete and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mike Stanton, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Merril Bainbridge, Australian singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Andy Cohen, American television host

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kurt Abbott, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Paulo Sérgio, Brazilian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author

Births51 years ago

1970 - B Real, American rapper and actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Kateřina Jacques, Czech translator and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marko Kristal, Estonian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Salvatore Scibona, American author

Births45 years ago

1976 - Earl Boykins, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Martin Čech, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2007)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tim Rice-Oxley, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Teet Allas, Estonian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - A.J. Styles, American wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dominic Cooper, English actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nikki Cox, American actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Justin Long, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space

Births42 years ago

1978 - Luke Williamson, Australian rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Butterfly Boucher, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Natalia Rodríguez, Spanish runner

Births41 years ago

1980 - Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bobby Simmons, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Richard Skuse, English rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tomasz Wróblewski, Polish bass player and songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nikolay Davydenko, Russian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jewel Staite, Canadian actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Leela James, American singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Toni Livers, Swiss skier

Births37 years ago

1983 - Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jack Afamasaga, New Zealand rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Max Boyer, Canadian wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Feleti Mateo, Australian-Tongan rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Miyuki Sawashiro, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Maggie Thrash, American graphic novelist and writer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Todd Carney, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Maryka Holtzhausen, South African netball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yoann Huget, French rugby player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Angelo Mathews, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Darin Zanyar, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sergio Agüero, Argentinian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Patrik Berglund, Swedish ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Steve Smith, Australian cricketer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jack Lowden, Scottish actor

Births30 years ago

1992 - Pajtim Kasami, Swiss footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Adam Taggart, Australian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Mike Grzesiek, Esports player and streamer

Births26 years ago

1999 - Campbell Graham, Australian rugby league player

Births21 years ago

2000 - Lilimar Hernandez, Venezuelan actress

Births20 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

891 - Al-Muwaffaq, Abbasid general (b. 842)

Deaths
Deaths

1200 - Bishop John of Oxford

Deaths820 years ago
Deaths762 years ago

1292 - Rhys ap Maredudd, Welsh nobleman and rebel leader

Deaths728 years ago
Deaths602 years ago

1453 - Álvaro de Luna, Duke of Trujillo, Constable of Castile

Deaths567 years ago

1567 - Shane O'Neill, head of the Ó Néill dynasty in Ireland (b. 1530)

Deaths453 years ago
Deaths448 years ago

1581 - James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)

Deaths439 years ago

1603 - Bernard of Wąbrzeźno, Roman Catholic priest (b. 1575)

Deaths417 years ago

1693 - John Wildman, English soldier and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1621)

Deaths327 years ago

1701 - Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (b. 1607)

Deaths319 years ago

1716 - Ogata Kōrin, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1658)

Deaths304 years ago

1754 - Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (b. 1680)

Deaths266 years ago

1761 - Jonas Alströmer, Swedish businessman (b. 1685)

Deaths259 years ago

1785 - Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician and academic (b. 1713)

Deaths235 years ago

1806 - William Tate, English painter (b. 1747)

Deaths214 years ago

1853 - Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (b. 1777)

Deaths167 years ago

1865 - Ner Middleswarth, American judge and politician (b. 1783)

Deaths155 years ago

1875 - Józef Kremer, Polish psychologist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1806)

Deaths145 years ago

1881 - Émile Littré, French lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1801)

Deaths139 years ago

1882 - Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (b. 1807)

Deaths138 years ago

1901 - George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary and author (b. 1844)

Deaths119 years ago

1927 - Hüseyin Avni Lifij, Turkish painter (b. 1886)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Enrique Gorostieta, Mexican general (b. 1889)

Deaths91 years ago

1933 - Frank Jarvis, American runner and triple jumper (b. 1878)

Deaths87 years ago

1937 - Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (b. 1870)

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Bunny Berigan, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)

Deaths78 years ago

1947 - John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (b. 1867)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Viktor Brack, German physician (b. 1904)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Karl Brandt, German SS officer (b. 1904)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Karl Gebhardt, German physician (b. 1897)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Wolfram Sievers, German SS officer (b. 1905)

Deaths72 years ago

1952 - Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (b. 1886)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Lyda Borelli, Italian actress (b. 1884)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Vita Sackville-West, English author and poet (b. 1892)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Benno Ohnesorg, German student and activist (b. 1940)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (b. 1914)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Albert Lamorisse, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (b. 1937)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian soldier, journalist, and academic (b. 1888)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese race car driver (b. 1949)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (b. 1887)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Juan José Torres, Bolivian general and politician, 61st President of Bolivia (b. 1920)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Albert Bittlmayer, German footballer (b. 1952)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish-born American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1895)

Deaths42 years ago

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

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (b. 1904)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Stan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1913)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Ted a'Beckett, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1907)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Jack Gilford, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Ahmed Arif, Turkish poet and author (b. 1927)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Tahar Djaout, Algerian journalist, writer and poet (b. 1954)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - David Stove, Australian philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - John Alton, Hungarian-American cinematographer and director (b. 1901)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Leon Garfield, English author (b. 1921)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Ray Combs, American game show host (b. 1956)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (b. 1905)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (b. 1949)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist, academic, and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - John Schlee, American golfer (b. 1939)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Gerald James Whitrow, English mathematician, cosmologist, and historian (b. 1912)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Hugo van Lawick, Dutch director and photographer (b. 1937)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Alma Ricard, Canadian broadcaster and philanthropist (b. 1906)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Lucien Cliche, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian skier (b. 1930)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and educator (b. 1950)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Melita Norwood, English civil servant and spy (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Keith Smith, English rugby player and coach (b. 1952)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (b. 1949)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Huang Ju, Chinese engineer and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Cevher Özden, Turkish banker and businessman (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - David Eddings, American author (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Avraham Botzer, Polish-Israeli commander (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Adolfo Calero, Nicaraguan businessman and political activist (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jan Gmelich Meijling, Dutch commander and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chen Xitong, Chinese politician, 8th Mayor of Beijing (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mandawuy Yunupingu, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ivica Brzić, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Anjan Das, Indian director and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gennadi Gusarov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nikolay Khrenkov, Russian bobsledder (b. 1984)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kuaima Riruako, Namibian politician (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Fernando de Araújo, East Timorese politician, President of East Timor (b. 1963)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Peter Sallis, English actor (b. 1921)

Deaths3 years ago

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