Holidays and observances

Arbor Day (New Zealand)

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Holidays and observances

Father's Day (Denmark)

Holidays and observances

Feast of Núr, the first day of the fifth month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) (only if Bahá'í Naw-Rúz falls on March 21)

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Holidays and observances

Khordad Movement Anniversary (Iran) (Only if March equinox falls on March 20)

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754 – The elderly Anglo-Saxon missionary, Boniface, and more than fifty other Christians, are killed by a band of pagans at Dokkum in Frisia.


1257Kraków, in Poland, receives city rights.

Events763 years ago

1283Battle of the Gulf of Naples: Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon, destroys the Neapolitan fleet and captures Charles of Salerno.

Events737 years ago

1288 – The Battle of Worringen ends the War of the Limburg Succession, with John I, Duke of Brabant, being one of the more important victors.

Events732 years ago

1610 - The masque Tethys' Festival is performed at Whitehall Palace to celebrate the investiture of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.

Events410 years ago

1798The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread the United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

Events222 years ago

1817 – The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.

Events203 years ago

1829HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship Voladora off the coast of Cuba.

Events191 years ago

1832 – The June Rebellion breaks out in Paris in an attempt to overthrow the monarchy of Louis Philippe.

Events188 years ago

1837Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

Events183 years ago

1849Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy by the signing of a new constitution.

Events171 years ago

1851Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly, starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

Events169 years ago

1862 – As the Treaty of Saigon is signed, ceding parts of southern Vietnam to France, the guerrilla leader Trương Định decides to defy Emperor Tự Đức of Vietnam and fight on against the Europeans.

Events158 years ago

1864American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.

Events156 years ago

1873 – Sultan Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar closes the great slave market under the terms of a treaty with Great Britain.

Events147 years ago

1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.

Events137 years ago

1888 – The Rio de la Plata earthquake takes place.

Events132 years ago

1893 – The trial of Lizzie Borden for the murder of her father and step-mother begins in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Events127 years ago

1900Second Boer War: British soldiers take Pretoria.

Events120 years ago

1915 – Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.

Events105 years ago

1916Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position.

Events104 years ago

1916 – World War I: The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire breaks out.

Events104 years ago

1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".

Events103 years ago

1933 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.

Events87 years ago

1940World War II: After a brief lull in the Battle of France, the Germans renew the offensive against the remaining French divisions south of the River Somme in Operation Fall Rot ("Case Red").

Events80 years ago

1941 – World War II: Four thousand Chongqing residents are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.

Events79 years ago

1942 – World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.

Events78 years ago

1944 – World War II: More than 1000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.

Events76 years ago

1945 – The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally takes power.

Events75 years ago

1946 – A fire in the La Salle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, kills 61 people.

Events74 years ago

1947Cold War: Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.

Events73 years ago

1949Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand's Parliament.

Events71 years ago

1956Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

Events64 years ago

1959 – The first government of Singapore is sworn in.

Events61 years ago

1963 – The British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigns in a sex scandal known as the "Profumo affair".

Events57 years ago

1963 – Movement of 15 Khordad: Protests against the arrest of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. In several cities, masses of angry demonstrators are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.

Events57 years ago

1964DSV Alvin is commissioned.

Events56 years ago

1967 – The Six-Day War begins: Israel launches surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilisation of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border.

Events53 years ago

1968 – Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.

Events52 years ago

1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

Events45 years ago

1975 – The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on membership of the European Economic Community (EEC).

Events45 years ago

1976 – The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapses.

Events44 years ago

1981 – The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

Events39 years ago

1983 – More than 100 people are killed when the Russian river cruise ship Aleksandr Suvorov collides with a girder of the Ulyanovsk Railway Bridge. The collision caused a freight train to derail, further damaging the vessel yet the ship remained afloat and was eventually restored and returned to service.

Events37 years ago

1984Operation Blue Star: Under orders from India's prime minister, Indira Gandhi, the Indian Army begins an invasion of the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.

Events36 years ago

1989 – The Tank Man halts the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

Events31 years ago

1993 – Portions of the Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK, fall into the sea following a landslide.

Events27 years ago

1995 – The Bose–Einstein condensate is first created.

Events25 years ago
Events23 years ago

1998 – A strike begins at the General Motors parts factory in Flint, Michigan, that quickly spreads to five other assembly plants. The strike lasts seven weeks.

Events22 years ago

2000 – The Six-Day War in Kisangani begins in Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, between Ugandan and Rwandan forces. A large part of the city is destroyed.

Events20 years ago

2001Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm causes $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the second costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.

Events19 years ago

2003 – A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50 °C (122 °F) in the region.

Events17 years ago

2004Noël Mamère, Mayor of Bègles, celebrates marriage for two men for the first time in France.

Events16 years ago

2006Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.

Events14 years ago

2009 – After 65 straight days of civil disobedience, at least 31 people are killed in clashes between security forces and indigenous people near Bagua, Peru.

Events11 years ago

2013 – A building collapse in Philadelphia kills six and wounds 14 other people.

Events7 years ago

2015 – An earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.0 struck Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia killing 18 people, including hikers and mountain guides on Mount Kinabalu, after mass landslides that occurred during the earthquake. This is the strongest earthquake to strike Malaysia since 1975.

Events5 years ago

2017Montenegro becomes the 29th member of the NATO.

Events3 years ago

2017 – Six Arab countries—Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the United Arab Emiratescut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region.

Events3 years ago


1412Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, Italian ruler (d. 1478)

Births608 years ago

1493Justus Jonas, German priest and academic (d. 1555)

Births527 years ago
Births497 years ago

1554Benedetto Giustiniani, Italian clergyman (d. 1621)

Births466 years ago

1587Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, English colonial administrator and admiral (d. 1658)

Births433 years ago

1596Peter Wtewael, Dutch Golden Age painter (d. 1660)

Births424 years ago

1640Pu Songling, Chinese author (d. 1715)

Births380 years ago

1646Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1684)

Births374 years ago
Births360 years ago

1757Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist and philosopher (d. 1808)

Births263 years ago

1760Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist, physicist, and mineralogist (d. 1852)

Births260 years ago
Births249 years ago

1781Christian Lobeck, German scholar and academic (d. 1860)

Births239 years ago

1801William Scamp, English architect and engineer (d. 1872)

Births219 years ago

1819John Couch Adams, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1892)

Births201 years ago

1830Carmine Crocco, Italian soldier (d. 1905)

Births190 years ago

1850Pat Garrett, American sheriff (d. 1908)

Births170 years ago

1862Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)

Births158 years ago

1868James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish rebel leader (d. 1916)

Births152 years ago

1870Bernard de Pourtalès, Swiss captain and sailor (d. 1935)

Births150 years ago

1876Isaac Heinemann, German-Israeli scholar and academic (d. 1957)

Births144 years ago

1877Willard Miller, Canadian-American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1959)

Births143 years ago

1878Pancho Villa, Mexican general and politician, Governor of Chihuahua (d. 1923)

Births142 years ago

1879Robert Mayer, German-English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1985)

Births141 years ago

1883John Maynard Keynes, English economist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1946)

Births137 years ago

1884Ralph Benatzky, Czech-Swiss composer (d. 1957)

Births136 years ago

1884 – Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (d. 1969)

Births136 years ago

1884 – Frederick Lorz, American runner (d. 1914)

Births136 years ago

1892Jaan Kikkas, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1944)

Births128 years ago

1894Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher and academic (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1895William Boyd, American actor and producer (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1895 – William Roberts, English soldier and painter (d. 1980)

Births125 years ago

1898Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoe designer, founded Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. (d. 1960)

Births122 years ago

1898 – Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1936)

Births122 years ago

1899Otis Barton, American diver, engineer, and actor, designed the bathysphere (d. 1992)

Births121 years ago

1899 – Theippan Maung Wa, Burmese writer (d. 1942)

Births121 years ago

1900Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1902Arthur Powell Davies, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1957)

Births118 years ago

1905Wayne Boring, American illustrator (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1912Dean Amadon, American ornithologist and author (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1912 – Eric Hollies, English cricketer (d. 1981)

Births108 years ago

1913Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (d. 2000)

Births107 years ago

1914Beatrice de Cardi, English archaeologist and academic (d. 2016)

Births106 years ago

1916Sid Barnes, Australian cricketer (d. 1973)

Births104 years ago

1916 – Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1919Richard Scarry, American-Swiss author and illustrator (d. 1994)

Births101 years ago

1920Marion Motley, American football player and coach (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1920 – Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (d. 1974)

Births100 years ago

1922Paul Couvret, Dutch-Australian soldier, pilot, and politician (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 – Sheila Sim, English actress (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1923Jorge Daponte, Argentinian racing driver (d. 1963)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Roger Lebel, Canadian actor (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Daniel Pinkham, American organist and composer (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1924Lou Brissie, American baseball player and scout (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 – Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925Bill Hayes, American actor and singer

Births95 years ago

1926Paul Soros, Hungarian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1928Robert Lansing, American actor (d. 1994)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Umberto Maglioli, Italian racing driver (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Tony Richardson, English-American director and producer (d. 1991)

Births92 years ago

1930Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian author (d. 1996)

Births90 years ago

1931Yves Blais, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Jacques Demy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Jerzy Prokopiuk, Polish anthropologist and philosopher

Births89 years ago

1932Christy Brown, Irish painter and author (d. 1981)

Births88 years ago

1932 – Dave Gold, American businessman, founded the 99 Cents Only Stores (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933Bata Živojinović, Serbian actor and politician (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Icelandic triple jumper, painter, and educator

Births86 years ago

1934 – Bill Moyers, American journalist, 13th White House Press Secretary

Births86 years ago

1937Hélène Cixous, French author, poet, and critic

Births83 years ago

1938Moira Anderson, Scottish singer

Births82 years ago

1938 – Karin Balzer, German hurdler (d. 2019)

Births82 years ago

1938 – Roy Higgins, Australian jockey (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1939Joe Clark, Canadian journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Canada

Births81 years ago

1939 – Margaret Drabble, English novelist, biographer, and critic

Births81 years ago

1941Martha Argerich, Argentinian pianist

Births79 years ago

1941 – Erasmo Carlos, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 – Spalding Gray, American writer, actor, and monologist (d. 2004)

Births79 years ago

1941 – Robert Kraft, American businessman, founded The Kraft Group

Births79 years ago

1941 – Jeff Rooker, Baron Rooker, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Immigration

Births79 years ago

1941 – Gudrun Sjödén, Swedish designer

Births79 years ago

1942Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatoguinean lieutenant and politician, 2nd President of Equatorial Guinea

Births78 years ago

1943Abraham Viruthakulangara, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India (d. 2018)

Births77 years ago

1944Whitfield Diffie, American cryptographer and academic

Births76 years ago

1945John Carlos, American runner and football player

Births75 years ago

1945 – André Lacroix, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births75 years ago

1946John Du Cann, English guitarist (d. 2001)

Births74 years ago

1946 – Bob Grant, Australian rugby league player

Births74 years ago

1946 – Patrick Head, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Williams F1

Births74 years ago

1946 – Wanderléa, Brazilian singer and television host

Births74 years ago

1947Laurie Anderson, American singer-songwriter and violinist

Births73 years ago

1947 – Tom Evans, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)

Births73 years ago

1947 – David Hare, English director, playwright, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 – Freddie Stone, American singer, guitarist, and pastor

Births73 years ago

1949Ken Follett, Welsh author

Births71 years ago

1949 – Elizabeth Gloster, English lawyer and judge

Births71 years ago

1949 – Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee, Scottish politician

Births71 years ago

1950Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)

Births70 years ago

1950 – Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist and activist (d. 1977)

Births70 years ago

1951Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host

Births69 years ago

1952Pierre Bruneau, Canadian journalist and news anchor

Births68 years ago

1952 – Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (d. 2001)

Births68 years ago

1952 – Nicko McBrain, English drummer and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1953Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer, co-founded Amblin Entertainment

Births67 years ago

1954Alberto Malesani, Italian footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 – Phil Neale, English cricketer, coach, and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 – Nancy Stafford, American model and actress

Births66 years ago

1955Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1956Richard Butler, English singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer

Births64 years ago

1957Charles Nolan, American fashion designer (d. 2011)

Births63 years ago

1958Avigdor Lieberman, Moldavian-Israeli soldier and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

Births62 years ago

1958 – Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, Comorian businessman and politician, President of Comoros

Births62 years ago

1959Mark Ella, Australian rugby player

Births61 years ago

1959 – Werner Schildhauer, German runner

Births61 years ago

1960Boris Dugan, Estonian footballer and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 – Claire Fox, English author and academic

Births60 years ago

1961Anke Behmer, German heptathlete

Births59 years ago

1961 – Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)

Births59 years ago

1961 – Anthony Burger, American singer and pianist (d. 2006)

Births59 years ago

1961 – Aldo Costa, Italian engineer

Births59 years ago

1961 – Ramesh Krishnan, Indian tennis player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962Jeff Garlin, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 – Tõnis Lukas, Estonian historian and politician, 34th Estonian Minister of Education

Births58 years ago

1964Lisa Cholodenko, American director and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 – Karl Sanders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965Michael E. Brown, American astronomer and author

Births55 years ago

1965 – Sandrine Piau, French soprano

Births55 years ago

1965 – Alfie Turcotte, American ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1967Matt Bullard, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 – Joe DeLoach, American sprinter

Births53 years ago

1967 – Ray Lankford, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 – Ron Livingston, American actor

Births53 years ago
Births52 years ago

1969Brian McKnight, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births51 years ago

1970Martin Gélinas, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress

Births49 years ago

1971 – Alex Mooney, American politician

Births49 years ago

1971 – Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver

Births49 years ago

1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper

Births49 years ago

1972Yogi Adityanath, Indian priest and politician

Births48 years ago

1972 – Paweł Kotla, Polish conductor and academic

Births48 years ago

1973Lamon Brewster, American boxer

Births47 years ago

1973 – Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian martial artist

Births47 years ago

1974 – Mervyn Dillon, Trinidadian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 – Scott Draper, Australian tennis player and golfer

Births46 years ago

1974 – Russ Ortiz, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian-American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 – Duncan Patterson, English drummer and keyboard player

Births45 years ago

1975 – Sandra Stals, Belgian runner

Births45 years ago

1976Giannis Giannoulis, Canadian basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 – Torry Holt, American football player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977Liza Weil, American actress

Births43 years ago

1978Fernando Meira, Portuguese footballer

Births42 years ago

1979Stefanos Kotsolis, Greek footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 – Matthew Scarlett, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 – Pete Wentz, American singer-songwriter, bass player, actor, and fashion designer

Births41 years ago

1979 – Jason White, American race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980Mike Fisher, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 – Antonio García, Spanish racing driver

Births40 years ago

1981Serhat Akın, Turkish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Sébastien Lefebvre, Canadian singer and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1982Ryan Dallas Cook, American trombonist (d. 2005)

Births38 years ago

1983Marques Colston, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984Robert Barbieri, Canadian-Italian rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 – Eric Traoré, Senegalese footballer

Births36 years ago

1985Jeremy Abbott, American figure skater

Births35 years ago

1985 – Ekaterina Bychkova, Russian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986Dave Bolland, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 – Vernon Gholston, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987Marcus Thornton, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988Alessandro Salvi, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989Cam Atkinson, American ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 – Megumi Nakajima, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births31 years ago

1990Radko Gudas, Czech ice hockey defenceman

Births30 years ago

1991Sören Bertram, German footballer

Births29 years ago

1992Joazhiño Arroe, Peruvian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 – Emily Seebohm, Australian swimmer

Births28 years ago

1993Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Samoan-New Zealand rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1995Ross Wilson, English table tennis player

Births25 years ago

1997Sam Darnold, American football player

Births23 years ago

1998Yulia Lipnitskaya, Russian figure skater

Births22 years ago


301Sima Lun, Chinese emperor (b. 249)


535Epiphanius, patriarch of Constantinople


567Theodosius I, patriarch of Alexandria


708Jacob of Edessa, Syrian bishop (b. 640)


754Eoban, bishop of Utrecht


754 – Boniface, English missionary and martyr (b. 675)

Deaths1266 years ago

879Ya'qub ibn al-Layth, Persian emir (b. 840)


928Louis the Blind, king of Provence


1017Sanjō, emperor of Japan (b. 976)

Deaths1003 years ago

1118Robert de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester, Norman nobleman and politician (b. 1049)

Deaths902 years ago

1296Edmund Crouchback, English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1245)

Deaths724 years ago

1310Amalric, prince of Tyre

Deaths710 years ago

1316Louis X, king of France (b. 1289)

Deaths704 years ago

1383Dmitry of Suzdal, Russian grand prince (b. 1324)

Deaths637 years ago

1400Frederick I, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg

Deaths620 years ago

1424Braccio da Montone, Italian nobleman (b. 1368)

Deaths596 years ago

1434Yuri IV, Russian grand prince (b. 1374)

Deaths586 years ago

1443Ferdinand, Portuguese prince (b. 1402)

Deaths577 years ago

1445Leonel Power, English composer

Deaths575 years ago

1530Mercurino Gattinara, Italian statesman and jurist (b. 1465)

Deaths490 years ago
Deaths452 years ago

1625Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (b. 1583)

Deaths395 years ago

1667Francesco Sforza Pallavicino, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1607)

Deaths353 years ago

1716Roger Cotes, English mathematician and academic (b. 1682)

Deaths304 years ago

1722Johann Kuhnau, German organist and composer (b. 1660)

Deaths298 years ago

1738Isaac de Beausobre, French pastor and theologian (b. 1659)

Deaths282 years ago

1740Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent, English politician and courtier (b. 1671)

Deaths280 years ago

1791Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-Canadian general and politician, 22nd Governor of Quebec (b. 1718)

Deaths229 years ago

1816Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1741)

Deaths204 years ago

1825Odysseas Androutsos, Greek soldier (b. 1788)

Deaths195 years ago

1826Carl Maria von Weber, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1786)

Deaths194 years ago

1866John McDouall Stuart, Scottish explorer and surveyor (b. 1815)

Deaths154 years ago

1899Antonio Luna, Filipino general (b. 1866)

Deaths121 years ago

1900Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1871)

Deaths120 years ago

1906Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher and author (b. 1842)

Deaths114 years ago

1910O. Henry, American short story writer (b. 1862)

Deaths110 years ago

1913Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (b. 1851)

Deaths107 years ago

1916Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, Irish-born British field marshal and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1850)

Deaths104 years ago

1920Rhoda Broughton, Welsh-English author (b. 1840)

Deaths100 years ago

1921Will Crooks, English trade unionist and politician (b. 1852)

Deaths99 years ago

1921 – Georges Feydeau, French playwright (b. 1862)

Deaths99 years ago

1930Pascin, Bulgarian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1885)

Deaths90 years ago

1934Emily Dobson, Australian philanthropist (b. 1842)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 – William Holman, English-Australian politician, 19th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1871)

Deaths86 years ago

1947Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish-American actor and director (b. 1884)

Deaths73 years ago

1967Arthur Biram, Israeli philologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 – Harry Brown, Australian public servant (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1993Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)

Deaths27 years ago

1996Acharya Kuber Nath Rai, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1933)

Deaths24 years ago

1997J. Anthony Lukas, American journalist and author (b. 1933)

Deaths23 years ago

1998Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 – Sam Yorty, American soldier and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

1999Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths21 years ago

2000Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2002Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1951)

Deaths18 years ago

2003Jürgen Möllemann, German soldier and politician, 10th Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1945)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 – Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)

Deaths17 years ago

2004Iona Brown, English violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 – Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican scholar and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths15 years ago

2006Frederick Franck, Dutch-American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1909)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (b. 1928)

Deaths14 years ago

2009Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1978)

Deaths11 years ago

2012Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Hal Keller, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Mihai Pătrașcu, Romanian-American computer scientist (b. 1982)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Charlie Sutton, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013Helen McElhone, Scottish politician (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Stanisław Nagy, Polish cardinal (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish republican activist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Michel Ostyn, Belgian physiologist and physician (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014Abu Abdulrahman al-Bilawi, Iraqi commander (b. 1971)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Don Davis, American songwriter and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Reiulf Steen, Norwegian journalist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015Tariq Aziz, Iraqi journalist and politician, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Alan Bond, English-Australian businessman (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Richard Johnson, English actor (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Roger Vergé, French chef and author (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016Jerome Bruner, American psychologist (b. 1915)

Deaths4 years ago

2017Andy Cunningham, English actor (b. 1950)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 – Cheick Tioté, Ivorian footballer (b. 1986)

Deaths3 years ago

2018Kate Spade, American fashion designer (b. 1962)

Deaths2 years ago

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