Holidays and observances

Birthday of Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim & Flag Day celebration of the Finnish Defence Forces (Finland)

Holidays and observances

Emancipation Day or Independence Day, commemorates the abolition of serfdom in Tonga by King George Tupou in 1862, and the independence of Tonga from the British protectorate in 1970. (Tonga)

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

Events

1411 - King Charles VI granted a monopoly for the ripening of Roquefort cheese to the people of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon as they had been doing for centuries.

Events609 years ago

1561 - The steeple of St Paul's, the medieval cathedral of London, is destroyed in a fire caused by lightning and is never rebuilt.

Events459 years ago

1615 - Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

Events405 years ago
Events275 years ago

1760 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada, taken from the Acadians.

Events260 years ago

1783 - The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).

Events237 years ago

1784 - Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon. Her flight covers four kilometres in 45 minutes, and reached 1,500 metres altitude (estimated).

Events236 years ago
Events228 years ago

1802 - King Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia abdicates his throne in favor of his brother, Victor Emmanuel.

Events218 years ago

1812 - Following Louisiana's admittance as a U.S. state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory.

Events208 years ago

1825 - General Lafayette, a French officer in the American Revolutionary War, speaks at what would become Lafayette Square, Buffalo, during his visit to the United States.

Events195 years ago

1855 - Major Henry C. Wayne departs New York aboard the USS Supply to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.

Events165 years ago

1859 - Italian Independence wars: In the Battle of Magenta, the French army, under Louis-Napoleon, defeat the Austrian army.

Events161 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.

Events158 years ago

1876 - An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.

Events144 years ago

1878 - Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.

Events142 years ago

1896 - Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.

Events124 years ago

1912 - Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.

Events108 years ago

1913 - Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse at The Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness, and dies four days later.

Events107 years ago

1916 - World War I: Russia opens the Brusilov Offensive with an artillery barrage of Austro-Hungarian lines in Galicia.

Events104 years ago

1917 - The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall receive the first Pulitzer for biography (for Julia Ward Howe). Jean Jules Jusserand receives the first Pulitzer for history for his work With Americans of Past and Present Days. Herbert B. Swope receives the first Pulitzer for journalism for his work for the New York World.

Events103 years ago

1919 - Women's rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

Events101 years ago

1920 - Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.

Events100 years ago

1928 - The President of the Republic of China, Zhang Zuolin, is assassinated by Japanese agents.

Events92 years ago

1932 - Marmaduke Grove and other Chilean military officers lead a coup d'état establishing the short-lived Socialist Republic of Chile.

Events88 years ago

1939 - The Holocaust: The MS St. Louis, a ship carrying 963 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida, in the United States, after already being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later die in Nazi concentration camps.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation ends: British forces complete evacuation of 338,000 troops from Dunkirk in France. To rally the morale of the country, Winston Churchill delivers, only to the House of Commons, his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese Admiral Chūichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Events78 years ago
Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505: The first time a U.S. Navy vessel had captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.

Events76 years ago

1961 - Cold War: In the Vienna summit, the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev sparks the Berlin Crisis by threatening to sign a separate peace treaty with East Germany and ending American, British and French access to East Berlin.

Events59 years ago

1967 - England: Seventy-two people are killed when a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashes at Stockport.

Events53 years ago

1970 - Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Events50 years ago

1975 - The Governor of California Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act into law, the first law in the U.S. giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights.

Events45 years ago

1979 - Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings takes power in Ghana after a military coup in which General Fred Akuffo is overthrown.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Gordon Kahl, who killed two US Marshals in Medina, North Dakota on February 13, is killed in a shootout in Smithville, Arkansas, along with a local sheriff, after a four-month manhunt.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.

Events34 years ago

1988 - Three cars on a train carrying hexogen to Kazakhstan explode in Arzamas, Gorky Oblast, USSR, killing 91 and injuring about 1,500.

Events32 years ago

1989 - Ali Khamenei is elected as the new Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the death and funeral of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Events31 years ago

1989 - The Tiananmen Square protests are suppressed in Beijing by the People's Liberation Army, with between 241 and 1,000 dead (an unofficial estimate).

Events31 years ago

1989 - Solidarity's victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe, leads to the creation of the so-called Contract Sejm and begins the Autumn of Nations.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Ufa train disaster: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, kills 575 as two trains passing each other throw sparks near a leaky pipeline.

Events31 years ago

1996 - The first flight of Ariane 5 explodes after roughly 37 seconds. It was a Cluster mission.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

Events22 years ago
Events10 years ago

Births

Births626 years ago
Births531 years ago

1563 - George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith (d. 1624)

Births457 years ago

1604 - Claudia de' Medici, Italian daughter of Christina of Lorraine (d. 1648)

Births416 years ago

1665 - Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian captain (d. 1733)

Births355 years ago

1694 - François Quesnay, French economist and physician (d. 1774)

Births326 years ago

1704 - Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and businessman (d. 1776)

Births316 years ago
Births282 years ago

1744 - Patrick Ferguson, Scottish soldier, designed the Ferguson rifle (d. 1780)

Births276 years ago

1754 - Miguel de Azcuénaga, Argentinian soldier (d. 1833)

Births266 years ago

1754 - Franz Xaver von Zach, Slovak astronomer and academic (d. 1832)

Births266 years ago

1787 - Constant Prévost, French geologist and academic (d. 1856)

Births233 years ago

1801 - James Pennethorne, English architect, designed Victoria Park (d. 1871)

Births219 years ago

1821 - Apollon Maykov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1897)

Births199 years ago

1829 - Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (d. 1903)

Births191 years ago

1854 - Solko van den Bergh, Dutch target shooter (d. 1916)

Births166 years ago

1860 - Alexis Lapointe, Canadian runner (d. 1924)

Births160 years ago

1861 - William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1937)

Births159 years ago

1866 - Miina Sillanpää, Finnish journalist and politician (d. 1952)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and politician, 6th President of Finland (d. 1951)

Births153 years ago

1873 - Nictzin Dyalhis, American author (d.1942)

Births147 years ago

1877 - Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Mabel Lucie Attwell, English author and illustrator (d. 1964)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Clara Blandick, American actress (d. 1962)

Births140 years ago

1885 - Arturo Rawson, Argentinian general and politician, 26th President of Argentina (d. 1952)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Tom Longboat, Canadian runner and soldier (d. 1949)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Beno Gutenberg, German-American seismologist (d. 1960)

Births131 years ago

1903 - Yevgeny Mravinsky, Russian conductor (d. 1988)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Bhagat Puran Singh, Indian publisher, environmentalist, and philanthropist (d. 1992)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Jacques Roumain, Haitian journalist and politician (d. 1944)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Rosalind Russell, American actress (d. 1976)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)

Births113 years ago

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

Births110 years ago

1912 - Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Modibo Keïta, Malian educator and politician, 1st President of Mali (d. 1977)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Nils Kihlberg, Swedish actor, singer, and director (d. 1965)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (d. 2014)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1921 - Milan Komar, Slovenian-Argentinian philosopher and academic (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bobby Wanzer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Elizabeth Jolley, English-Australian author and academic (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Masutatsu Ōyama, Japanese karateka (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 5th Prime Minister of Samoa (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Ain Kaalep, Estonian poet, playwright, and critic

Births94 years ago

1926 - Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Geoffrey Palmer, English actor

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ruth Westheimer, German-American therapist and author

Births92 years ago

1929 - Karolos Papoulias, Greek lawyer and politician, 5th President of Greece

Births91 years ago

1930 - George Chesworth, English air marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Moray (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Morgana King, American singer and actress (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Gustav Nossal, Austrian-Australian biologist and academic

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Drew Barrymore, American actor (d. 2004)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1975)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (d. 2004)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Monica Dacon, Vincentian educator and politician, 6th Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Births86 years ago

1934 - Daphne Sheldrick, Kenyan-British conservationist and author

Births86 years ago

1935 - Colette Boky, Canadian soprano and actress

Births85 years ago

1935 - Berhanu Dinka, Ethiopian economist and diplomat (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Vince Camuto, American fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Nine West (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bruce Dern, American actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Freddy Fender, American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American businessman and publisher, founded Boston Properties

Births83 years ago

1938 - John Harvard, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Art Mahaffey, American baseball player

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jeremy Browne, 11th Marquess of Sligo, Anglo-Irish peer (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Denis de Belleval, Canadian civil servant and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Henri Pachard, American director and producer (d. 2008)

Births81 years ago

1939 - George Reid, Scottish journalist and politician, 2nd Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ludwig Schwarz, Slovak-Austrian bishop

Births80 years ago

1941 - Kenneth G. Ross, Australian playwright and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Louis Reichardt, American mountaineer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bill Rowe, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - John Burgess, Australian radio and television host

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sandra Haynie, American golfer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tom Jaine, English author

Births77 years ago

1944 - Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist and songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births76 years ago

1945 - Anthony Braxton, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Daniel Topolski, English rower and coach (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gordon Waller, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births75 years ago

1947 - Viktor Klima, Austrian businessman and politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bob Champion, English jockey

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sandra Post, Canadian golfer and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jürgen Sparwasser, German footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1949 - Gabriel Arcand, Canadian actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mark B. Cohen, American lawyer and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Raymond Dumais, Canadian bishop (d. 2012)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Leigh Kennedy, American author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bronisław Malinowski, Polish runner (d. 1981)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Melanie Phillips, English journalist and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Wendy Pini, American author and illustrator

Births69 years ago

1951 - David Yip, English actor and playwright

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bronisław Komorowski, Polish historian and politician, 5th President of Poland

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dambudzo Marechera, Zimbabwean author and poet

Births68 years ago

1953 - Linda Lingle, American journalist and politician, 6th Governor of Hawaii

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish musician and songwriter (Wings) (d. 1979)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Susumu Ojima, Japanese businessman, founded Huser

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Samson, English guitarist and producer (d. 2002)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Raphael Ravenscroft, English saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kazuhiro Yamaji, Japanese actor and voice actor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Val McDermid, Scottish author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mary Testa, American singer and actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Keith David, American actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Hockenberry, American journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Terry Kennedy, American baseball player and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Joyce Sidman, American author and poet

Births64 years ago

1959 - Juan Camacho, Bolivian runner

Births61 years ago

1959 - Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician, 21st Greek Minister for Culture

Births61 years ago

1960 - Miloš Đelmaš, Serbian footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kristine Kathryn Rusch, American author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Paul Taylor, American guitarist and keyboard player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bradley Walsh, English television presenter, comedian, singer and former footballer

Births60 years ago

1961 - El DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungarian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Hungary

Births59 years ago

1962 - Krzysztof Hołowczyc, Polish race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist

Births58 years ago

1962 - John P. Kee, American singer-songwriter and pastor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Junius Ho, Hong Kong solicitor and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sean Fitzpatrick, New Zealand rugby union player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jim Lachey, American football player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Xavier McDaniel, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Sean Pertwee, English actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kōji Yamamura, Japanese animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player and preacher (Anglican Order of Preachers)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Cecilia Bartoli, Italian soprano and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2017)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bill Wiggin, English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Births54 years ago

1967 - Robert S. Kimbrough, American colonel and astronaut

Births53 years ago

1968 - Roger Lim, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Niurka Montalvo, Cuban-Spanish long jumper

Births52 years ago

1968 - Al B. Sure!, American R&B singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Scott Wolf, American actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Horatio Sanz, Chilean-American actor and comedian

Births51 years ago

1970 - Deborah Compagnoni, Italian skier

Births50 years ago

1970 - Richie Hawtin, English-Canadian DJ and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dave Pybus, English bass player and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Izabella Scorupco, Polish-Swedish actress and model

Births50 years ago
Births49 years ago

1971 - Mike Lee, American lawyer and politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shoji Meguro, Japanese director and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Karl Martin Sinijärv, Estonian journalist and poet

Births49 years ago

1971 - Noah Wyle, American actor and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Derian Hatcher, American ice hockey defenseman

Births48 years ago

1972 - Rob Huebel, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Mikey Whipwreck, American wrestler and trainer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni, Indian chef (d. 2012)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Darin Erstad, American baseball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Andrew Gwynne, English lawyer and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Janette Husárová, Slovak tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Buddy Wakefield, American poet and author

Births46 years ago

1975 - Russell Brand, English comedian and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Henry Burris, American football player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Angelina Jolie, American actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and activist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dinanath Ramnarine, Trinidadian cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alex Wharf, English cricketer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kasey Chambers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Alexei Navalny, Russian lawyer and politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nenad Zimonjić, Serbian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Roman Miroshnichenko, Ukrainian guitarist and composer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Roland G. Fryer Jr., American economist and professor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Robin Lord Taylor, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Daniel Vickerman, South African-Australian rugby player (d. 2017)

Births41 years ago

1980 - François Beauchemin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Abel Kirui, Kenyan runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ronnie Prude, American-Canadian football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Romaric, Ivorian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Olha Saladuha, Ukrainian triple jumper

Births37 years ago

1984 - Enrico Rossi Chauvenet, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rainie Yang, Taiwanese actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ian White, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Leon Botha, South African painter and DJ (d. 2011)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Anna-Lena Grönefeld, German tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Evan Lysacek, American figure skater

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lukas Podolski, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Oddvar Reiakvam, Norwegian politician

Births35 years ago

1987 - Luisa Zissman, English businesswoman

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mollie King, English singer-songwriter and model

Births33 years ago

1988 - Matt Bartkowski, American ice hockey defenseman

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kimberley Busteed, Australian model

Births32 years ago

1989 - Federico Erba, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Paweł Fajdek, Polish hammer thrower

Births31 years ago

1990 - Zac Farro, American singer and drummer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Evan Spiegel, American Internet entrepreneur

Births30 years ago

1991 - Lorenzo Insigne, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Matt McIlwrick, New Zealand rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ben Stokes, New Zealand-English cricketer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Jonathan Huberdeau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births27 years ago

1995 - Shiori Tamai, Japanese singer

Births25 years ago

1999 - Kim So-hyun, South Korean actress

Births21 years ago

2004 - Mackenzie Ziegler, American dancer, singer, actress and model

Births16 years ago

Deaths

756 - Shōmu, Japanese emperor (b. 701)

Deaths

863 - Charles, archbishop of Mainz

Deaths
Deaths

946 - Guaimar II (Gybbosus), Lombard prince

Deaths

956 - Muhammad III of Shirvan, Muslim ruler

Deaths
Deaths981 years ago

1102 - Władysław I Herman, Polish nobleman (b. c. 1044)

Deaths918 years ago

1134 - Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1106)

Deaths886 years ago
Deaths885 years ago

1206 - Adela of Champagne (b. 1140)

Deaths814 years ago
Deaths774 years ago
Deaths763 years ago

1394 - Mary de Bohun, wife of Henry IV of England (b.c. 1368)

Deaths626 years ago
Deaths567 years ago

1463 - Flavio Biondo, Italian historian and author (b. 1392)

Deaths557 years ago

1472 - Nezahualcoyotl, Aztec poet (b. 1402)

Deaths548 years ago

1585 - Muretus, French philosopher and author (b. 1526)

Deaths435 years ago

1608 - Francis Caracciolo, Italian Catholic priest (b. 1563)

Deaths412 years ago

1622 - Péter Révay, Hungarian soldier and historian (b. 1568)

Deaths398 years ago

1647 - Canonicus, Grand Chief Sachem of the Narragansett (b. 1565)

Deaths373 years ago

1663 - William Juxon, English archbishop and academic (b. 1582)

Deaths357 years ago

1798 - Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725)

Deaths222 years ago

1801 - Frederick Muhlenberg, American minister and politician, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1750)

Deaths219 years ago

1809 - Nicolai Abildgaard, Danish neoclassical and history painter, sculptor and architect (b. 1743)

Deaths211 years ago

1830 - Antonio José de Sucre, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1795)

Deaths190 years ago

1872 - Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1798)

Deaths148 years ago

1875 - Eduard Mörike, German pastor and poet (b. 1804)

Deaths145 years ago

1876 - Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire, 32nd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1830)

Deaths144 years ago

1922 - W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (b. 1864)

Deaths98 years ago

1925 - Margaret Murray Washington, Black American Academic (b. 1865)

Deaths95 years ago

1926 - Fred Spofforth, Australian-English cricketer and coach (b. 1853)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - Zhang Zuolin, Chinese warlord (b. 1873)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (b. 1881)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Sharif and Emir of Mecca, King of the Hejaz (b. 1853/54)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Ahmet Haşim, Turkish poet and author (b. 1884)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (b. 1900)

Deaths81 years ago
Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Reinhard Heydrich, German SS officer and politician (b. 1904)

Deaths78 years ago

1951 - Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (b. 1874)

Deaths69 years ago

1956 - Katherine MacDonald, American actress and producer (b. 1881)

Deaths64 years ago

1962 - Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Linda Eenpalu, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1890)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Dorothy Gish, American actress (b. 1898)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - György Lukács, Hungarian historian and philosopher (b. 1885)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Maurice René Fréchet, French mathematician and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Murry Wilson, American songwriter, producer, and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths47 years ago

1981 - Leslie Averill, New Zealand doctor and soldier (b. 1897)

Deaths39 years ago

1989 - Dik Browne, American cartoonist (b. 1917)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1949)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Carl Stotz, American businessman, founded Little League Baseball (b. 1910)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Bernard Evslin, American writer (b. 1922)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Derek Leckenby, English musician (b. 1943)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Vladimir Hütt, Russian-Estonian physicist and philosopher (b. 1936)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Ronnie Lane, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (b. 1903)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian architect and politician, 42nd President of Peru (b. 1912)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Steve Lacy, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1937)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Bill France, Jr., American businessman (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Craig L. Thomas, American captain and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Juan Francisco Luis, Virgin Islander sergeant and politician, 23rd Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1940)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Peter Beaven, New Zealand architect, designed the Lyttelton Road Tunnel Administration Building (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemalan cardinal (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Herb Reed, American violinist (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Walt Arfons, American race car driver (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joey Covington, American drummer (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hermann Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer, handball player, and sportscaster (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Will Wynn, American football player (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - George Ho, American-Hong Kong businessman (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sydney Templeman, Baron Templeman, English lawyer and judge (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Don Zimmer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Leonid Plyushch, Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jabe Thomas, American race car driver (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Anne Warburton, British academic and diplomat, British Ambassador to Denmark (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Carmen Pereira, Bissau-Guinean politician (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Juan Goytisolo, Spanish essayist, poet and novelist (b. 1931)

Deaths3 years ago

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