Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Mabo Day (Australia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


350 - The Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.


713 - The Byzantine emperor Philippicus is blinded, deposed and sent into exile by conspirators of the Opsikion army in Thrace. He is succeeded by Anastasios II, who begins the reorganization of the Byzantine army.


1140 - The French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy.

Events880 years ago

1326 - The Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.

Events694 years ago

1539 - Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain.

Events481 years ago

1608 - Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.

Events412 years ago

1621 - The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland.

Events399 years ago
Events362 years ago

1665 - James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England), defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.

Events355 years ago

1781 - Jack Jouett begins his midnight ride to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of an impending raid by Banastre Tarleton.

Events239 years ago

1839 - In Humen, China, Lin Tse-hsü destroys 1.2 million kilograms of opium confiscated from British merchants, providing Britain with a casus belli to open hostilities, resulting in the First Opium War.

Events181 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Battle of Philippi (also called the Philippi Races): Union forces rout Confederate troops in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia.

Events159 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Cold Harbor: Union forces attack Confederate troops in Hanover County, Virginia.

Events156 years ago

1866 - The Fenians are driven out of Fort Erie, Ontario back into the United States.

Events154 years ago

1885 - In the last military engagement fought on Canadian soil, the Cree leader, Big Bear, escapes the North-West Mounted Police.

Events135 years ago

1889 - The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

Events131 years ago

1916 - The National Defense Act is signed into law, increasing the size of the United States National Guard by 450,000 men.

Events104 years ago

1935 - One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa.

Events85 years ago
Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Paris.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk ends with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Franz Rademacher proposes plans to make Madagascar the "Jewish homeland", an idea that had first been considered by 19th century journalist Theodor Herzl.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Wehrmacht razes the Greek village of Kandanos to the ground and murders 180 of its inhabitants.

Events79 years ago
Events78 years ago

1943 - In Los Angeles, California, white U.S. Navy sailors and Marines clash with Latino youths in the Zoot Suit Riots.

Events77 years ago

1950 - Herzog and Lachenal of the French Annapurna expedition become the first climbers to reach the summit of an 8,000-metre peak.

Events70 years ago

1962 - At Paris Orly Airport, Air France Flight 007 overruns the runway and explodes when the crew attempts to abort takeoff, killing 130.

Events58 years ago

1963 - The Buddhist crisis: Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam attack protesting Buddhists in Huế, South Vietnam, with liquid chemicals from tear-gas grenades, causing 67 people to be hospitalised for blistering of the skin and respiratory ailments.

Events57 years ago

1965 - The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew. Ed White, a crew member, performs the first American spacewalk.

Events55 years ago

1969 - Melbourne–Evans collision: off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cuts the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half.

Events51 years ago

1973 - A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashes near Goussainville, France, killing 14, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.

Events47 years ago

1979 - A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels (480,000 m) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded.

Events41 years ago

1980 - An explosive device is detonated at the Statue of Liberty. The FBI suspects Croatian nationalists.

Events40 years ago

1980 - The 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak hits Nebraska, causing five deaths and $300 million (equivalent to $931 million in 2019) worth of damage.

Events40 years ago

1982 - The Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, Shlomo Argov, is shot on a London street; he survives but is left paralysed.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Operation Blue Star, a military offensive, is launched by the Indian government at Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, in Amritsar. The operation continues until June 6, with casualties, most of them civilians, in excess of 5,000.

Events36 years ago

1989 - The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Mount Unzen erupts in Kyūshū, Japan, killing 43 people, all of them either researchers or journalists.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Aboriginal land rights are granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a case brought by Eddie Mabo.

Events28 years ago

1998 - After suffering a mechanical failure, a high speed train derails at Eschede, Germany, killing 101 people.

Events22 years ago

2006 - The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.

Events14 years ago

2012 - A plane carrying 153 people on board crashes in a residential neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, killing everyone on board and 10 people on the ground.

Events8 years ago

2012 - The pageant for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II takes place on the River Thames.

Events8 years ago

2013 - The trial of United States Army private Chelsea Manning for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks begins in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Events7 years ago

2013 - At least 119 people are killed in a fire at a poultry farm in Jilin Province in northeastern China.

Events7 years ago

2015 - An explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana, killing more than 200 people.

Events5 years ago

2017 - London Bridge attack: Eight people are murdered and dozens of civilians are wounded by Islamist terrorists. Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police.

Events3 years ago

2019 - Khartoum massacre: In Sudan, over 100 people are killed when security forces accompanied by Janjaweed militiamen storm and open fire on a sit-in protest.

Events1 years ago


20 BC - Sejanus, Roman soldier and bodyguard (d. 31 AD)

Births881 years ago

1421 - Giovanni di Cosimo de' Medici, Italian noble (d. 1463)

Births599 years ago

1454 - Bogislaw X, Duke of Pomerania (1474–1523) (d. 1523)

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1554 - Pietro de' Medici, Italian noble (d. 1604)

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1594 - César, Duke of Vendôme, French nobleman (d. 1665)

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1603 - Pietro Paolini, Italian painter (d. 1681)

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1635 - Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (d. 1688)

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1636 - John Hale, American minister (d. 1700)

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1659 - David Gregory, Scottish-English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1708)

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1662 - Willem van Mieris, Dutch painter (d. 1747)

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1723 - Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian physician, geologist, and botanist (d. 1788)

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1726 - James Hutton, Scottish geologist and physician (d. 1797)

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1736 - Ignaz Fränzl, German violinist and composer (d. 1811)

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1770 - Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1820)

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1808 - Jefferson Davis, American colonel and politician, President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1889)

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1818 - Louis Faidherbe, French general and politician, Governor of Senegal (d. 1889)

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1819 - Anton Anderledy, Swiss religious leader, 23rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1892)

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1819 - Johan Jongkind, Dutch painter (d. 1891)

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1832 - Charles Lecocq, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)

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1844 - Garret Hobart, American lawyer and politician, 24th Vice President of the United States (d. 1899)

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1844 - Detlev von Liliencron, German poet and author (d. 1909)

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1852 - Theodore Robinson, American painter and academic (d. 1896)

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1853 - Flinders Petrie, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1942)

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1864 - Otto Erich Hartleben, German poet and playwright (d. 1905)

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1864 - Ransom E. Olds, American businessman, founded Oldsmobile and REO Motor Car Company (d. 1950)

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1865 - George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1936)

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1866 - George Howells Broadhurst, English-American director and manager (d. 1952)

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1873 - Otto Loewi, German-American pharmacologist and psychobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

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1877 - Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator (d. 1953)

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1879 - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1945)

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1879 - Raymond Pearl, American biologist and botanist (d. 1940)

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1879 - Vivian Woodward, English footballer and soldier (d. 1954)

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1881 - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1964)

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1890 - Baburao Painter, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1954)

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1897 - Memphis Minnie, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)

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1899 - Georg von Békésy, Hungarian-American biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

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1900 - Adelaide Ames, American astronomer and academic (d. 1932)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Leo Picard, German-Israeli geologist and academic (d. 1997)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Maurice Evans, English actor (d. 1989)

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1901 - Zhang Xueliang, Chinese general and warlord (d. 2001)

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1903 - Eddie Acuff, American actor (d. 1956)

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1904 - Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon (d. 1950)

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1904 - Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

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

Births115 years ago

1906 - R. G. D. Allen, English economist, mathematician, and statistician (d. 1983)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Josephine Baker, French actress, singer, and dancer; French Resistance operative (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Walter Robins, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1968)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Paul Rotha, English director and producer (d. 1984)

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1910 - Paulette Goddard, American actress and model (d. 1990)

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1911 - Ellen Corby, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1999)

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1913 - Pedro Mir, Dominican poet and author (d. 2000)

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1914 - Ignacio Ponseti, Spanish physician and orthopedist (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

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

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1918 - Patrick Cargill, English actor and producer (d. 1996)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Forbes Carlile, Australian pentathlete and coach (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jean Dréjac, French singer and composer (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Alain Resnais, French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Karunanidhi, Indian screenwriter and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (d. 1991)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bernard Glasser, American director and producer (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jimmy Rogers, American singer and guitarist (d. 1997)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Torsten Wiesel, Swedish neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births96 years ago

1925 - Tony Curtis, American actor (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Thomas Winning, Scottish cardinal (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Allen Ginsberg, American poet (d. 1997)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Flora MacDonald, Canadian banker and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Communications (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Boots Randolph, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Donald Judd, American sculptor and painter (d. 1994)

Births92 years ago

1928 - John Richard Reid, New Zealand cricketer

Births92 years ago

1929 - Werner Arber, Swiss microbiologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births91 years ago

1929 - Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author and poet (d. 1999)

Births90 years ago

1930 - George Fernandes, Indian journalist and politician, Minister of Defence for India

Births90 years ago

1930 - Dakota Staton, American singer (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Abbas Zandi, Iranian wrestler (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ben Wada, Japanese director and producer (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Françoise Arnoul, Algerian-French actress

Births89 years ago

1931 - Raúl Castro, Cuban commander and politician, 18th President of Cuba

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Norman, American philosopher and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Lindy Remigino, American runner and coach

Births89 years ago

1933 - Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahranian king (d. 1999)

Births87 years ago

1936 - Larry McMurtry, American novelist and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, French race car driver

Births83 years ago

1939 - Frank Blevins, English-Australian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Premier of South Australia (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ian Hunter, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births80 years ago

1942 - Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Billy Cunningham, American basketball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - Thomas Burns, British bishop

Births76 years ago

1944 - Edith McGuire, American sprinter and educator

Births76 years ago

1944 - Eddy Ottoz, Italian hurdler and coach

Births76 years ago

1945 - Hale Irwin, American golfer and architect

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ramon Jacinto, Filipino singer, guitarist, and businessman, founded the Rajah Broadcasting Network

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bill Paterson, Scottish actor

Births75 years ago

1946 - Michael Clarke, American drummer (d. 1993)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Eddie Holman, American pop/R&B/gospel singer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Penelope Wilton, English actress

Births74 years ago

1947 - John Dykstra, American special effects artist and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mickey Finn, English drummer (d. 2003)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jan Reker, Dutch footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1950 - Frédéric François, Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Juan José Muñoz, Argentinian businessman (d. 2013)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Larry Probst, American businessman

Births70 years ago

1950 - Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter, bass player, producer, and actress

Births70 years ago
Births70 years ago

1950 - Deniece Williams, American singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1952 - Billy Powell, American keyboard player and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2009)

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Richards, Welsh entrepreneur and businessman (Prodrive)

Births68 years ago

1954 - Dan Hill, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Susan Landau, American mathematician and engineer

Births66 years ago

1956 - George Burley, Scottish footballer and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Danny Wilde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player

Births63 years ago

1959 - Imbi Paju, Estonian-Finnish journalist and author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Catherine Davani, first female Papua New Guinean judge (d. 2016)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tracy Grimshaw, Australian television host

Births60 years ago

1960 - Carl Rackemann, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer, academic, and author, founded the Creative Commons

Births59 years ago

1961 - Peter Vidmar, American gymnast

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ed Wynne, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Susannah Constantine, English fashion designer, journalist, and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dagmar Neubauer, German sprinter

Births58 years ago
Births57 years ago

1963 - Toshiaki Karasawa, Japanese actor

Births57 years ago

1964 - André Bellavance, Canadian politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kerry King, American guitarist and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - James Purefoy, English actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Hans Kroes, Dutch swimmer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Michael Moore, British accountant and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

Births55 years ago

1966 - Wasim Akram, Pakistani cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Anderson Cooper, American journalist and author

Births53 years ago

1969 - Takako Minekawa, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dean Pay, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births51 years ago

1971 - Luigi Di Biagio, Italian footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Julie Gayet, French actress

Births48 years ago

1974 - Kelly Jones, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Serhiy Rebrov, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jose Molina, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Nikos Chatzis, Greek basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jamie McMurray, American race car driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Cris, Brazilian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Lyfe Jennings, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Luis Fernando López, Colombian race walker

Births41 years ago

1979 - Christian Malcolm, Welsh sprinter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Amauri, Brazilian-Italian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Sosene Anesi, New Zealand rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Manfred Mölgg, Italian skier

Births38 years ago

1983 - Pasquale Foggia, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Todd Reid, Australian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Papiss Cissé, Senegalese footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Łukasz Piszczek, Polish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Al Horford, Dominican basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Micah Kogo, Kenyan runner

Births34 years ago

1986 - Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Adrián Vallés, Spanish race car driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tomáš Verner, Czech ice skater

Births34 years ago

1987 - Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

Births33 years ago

1989 - Katie Hoff, American swimmer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Lukasz Teodorczyk, Polish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Sami Vatanen, Finnish ice hockey defenceman

Births29 years ago

1991 - Yordano Ventura, Dominican baseball player (d. 2017)

Births29 years ago

1992 - Mario Götze, German footballer

Births28 years ago


628 - Liang Shidu, Chinese rebel leader


800 - Staurakios, Byzantine general

Deaths968 years ago
Deaths625 years ago

1397 - William de Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English commander (b. 1328)

Deaths623 years ago
Deaths609 years ago

1453 - Loukas Notaras, last megas doux of the Byzantine Empire

Deaths567 years ago

1511 - Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah, Islamic scholar, author of the Oran fatwa

Deaths509 years ago

1548 - Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish-Mexican archbishop (b. 1468)

Deaths472 years ago

1553 - Wolf Huber, Austrian painter, printmaker and architect (b. 1485)

Deaths467 years ago

1594 - John Aylmer, English bishop and scholar (b. 1521)

Deaths426 years ago

1605 - Jan Zamoyski, Polish nobleman (b. 1542)

Deaths415 years ago

1615 - Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)

Deaths405 years ago
Deaths380 years ago

1649 - Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)

Deaths371 years ago

1657 - William Harvey, English physician and academic (b. 1578)

Deaths363 years ago

1659 - Morgan Llwyd, Welsh minister and poet (b. 1619)

Deaths361 years ago

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

Deaths355 years ago

1780 - Thomas Hutchinson, American businessman and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1711)

Deaths240 years ago

1826 - Nikolay Karamzin, Russian historian and poet (b. 1766)

Deaths194 years ago

1858 - Julius Reubke, German pianist and composer (b. 1834)

Deaths162 years ago

1861 - Stephen A. Douglas, American lawyer and politician, 7th Secretary of State of Illinois (b. 1813)

Deaths159 years ago

1865 - Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)

Deaths155 years ago

1875 - Georges Bizet, French pianist and composer (b. 1838)

Deaths145 years ago

1877 - Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian botanist, composer, and publisher (b. 1800)

Deaths143 years ago

1882 - Christian Wilberg, German painter and illustrator (b. 1839)

Deaths138 years ago

1894 - Karl Eduard Zachariae von Lingenthal, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1812)

Deaths126 years ago

1899 - Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1825)

Deaths121 years ago

1900 - Mary Kingsley, English explorer and author (b. 1862)

Deaths120 years ago

1902 - Vital-Justin Grandin, French-Canadian bishop and missionary (b. 1829)

Deaths118 years ago

1906 - John Maxwell, American golfer (b. 1871)

Deaths114 years ago

1921 - Coenraad Hiebendaal, Dutch rower and physician (b. 1879)

Deaths99 years ago

1924 - Franz Kafka, Czech-Austrian lawyer and author (b. 1883)

Deaths96 years ago

1928 - Li Yuanhong, Chinese general and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of China (b. 1864)

Deaths92 years ago

1933 - William Muldoon, American wrestler (b. 1852)

Deaths87 years ago

1938 - John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower and tug of war competitor (b. 1873)

Deaths82 years ago

1946 - Mikhail Kalinin, Russian civil servant and politician (b. 1875)

Deaths74 years ago

1963 - Edmond Decottignies, French weightlifter (b. 1893)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Pope John XXIII (b. 1881)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Turkish poet, author, and playwright (b. 1902)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Kâzım Orbay, Turkish general and politician, 9th Turkish Speaker of the Parliament (b. 1887)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1969 - George Edwin Cooke, American soccer player (b. 1883)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Hjalmar Schacht, Danish-German economist, banker, and politician (b. 1877)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Heinz Hopf, German-Swiss mathematician and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Jean Batmale, French footballer and manager (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Ozzie Nelson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Eisaku Satō, Japanese lawyer and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1901)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Archibald Hill, English physiologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Roberto Rossellini, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1906)

Deaths43 years ago

1981 - Carleton S. Coon, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Anna Neagle, English actress and singer (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Will Sampson, American actor and painter (b. 1933)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (b. 1902)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Robert Noyce, American physicist and businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation (b. 1927)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league player (b. 1924)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Katia Krafft, French volcanologist and geologist (b. 1942)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Maurice Krafft, French volcanologist and geologist (b. 1946)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Robert Morley, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Puig Aubert, German-French rugby player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Dennis James, American actor and game show host (b. 1917)

Deaths23 years ago

2001 - Anthony Quinn, Mexican-American actor and producer (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Lew Wasserman, American talent agent and manager (b. 1913)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor, designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Harold Cardinal, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2009 - David Carradine, American actor (b. 1936)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Koko Taylor, American singer (b. 1928)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - John Hedgecoe, English photographer and author (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Rue McClanahan, American actress (b. 1934)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - James Arness, American actor and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Andrew Gold, American singer, songwriter, musician and arranger (b. 1951)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bhajan Lal, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of Haryana (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and activist (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jan van Roessel, Dutch footballer (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Carol Ann Abrams, American producer, author, and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rajsoomer Lallah, Mauritian lawyer and judge (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roy Salvadori, English race car driver and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Brian Talboys, New Zealand journalist and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Atul Chitnis, German-Indian technologist and journalist (b. 1962)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Józef Czyrek, Polish economist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Lautenberg, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Svyatoslav Belza, Russian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gopinath Munde, Indian politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Avi Beker, Israeli political scientist and academic (b. 1951)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Muhammad Ali, American boxer (b. 1942)

Deaths4 years ago

Christian feast day

Charles Lwanga and Companions (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances: Martyr's Day (Uganda)

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Christian feast day
Christian feast day
Christian feast day
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