Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Queen's Birthday can fall, while June 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in June. (Australia, except Western Australia and Queensland)

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

Events

218 - Battle of Antioch: With the support of the Syrian legions, Elagabalus defeats the forces of emperor Macrinus. He flees, but is captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia.

Events

632 - Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina.

Events

793 - Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of Norse activity in the British Isles.

Events

1042 - Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.

Events978 years ago

1191 - Richard I arrives in Acre, beginning his crusade.

Events829 years ago
Events615 years ago

1663 - Portuguese victory at the Battle of Ameixial ensures Protugal's independence from Spain.

Events357 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: American attackers are driven back at the Battle of Trois-Rivières.

Events244 years ago

1783 - Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.

Events237 years ago

1794 - Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.

Events226 years ago

1856 - A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.

Events164 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.

Events159 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Battle of Cross Keys: Confederate forces under General Stonewall Jackson save the Army of Northern Virginia from a Union assault on the James Peninsula led by General George B. McClellan.

Events158 years ago

1867 - Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).

Events153 years ago

1887 - Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.

Events133 years ago

1906 - Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.

Events114 years ago
Events108 years ago

1918 - A solar eclipse is observed at Baker City, Oregon by scientists and an artist hired by the United States Navy.

Events102 years ago

1928 - Second Northern Expedition: The National Revolutionary Army captures Peking, whose name is changed to Beijing ("Northern Capital").

Events92 years ago

1929 - Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.

Events91 years ago

1940 - World War II: The completion of Operation Alphabet, the evacuation of Allied forces from Narvik at the end of the Norwegian Campaign.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Allies commence the Syria-Lebanon Campaign against the possessions of Vichy France in the Levant.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Japanese imperial submarines I-21 and I-24 shell the Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle.

Events78 years ago
Events71 years ago

1949 - George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

Events71 years ago

1953 - An F5 tornado hits Beecher, Michigan, killing 116, injuring 844, and destroying 340 homes.

Events67 years ago

1953 - The United States Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co. that restaurants in Washington, D.C., cannot refuse to serve black patrons.

Events67 years ago

1959 - USS Barbero and the United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.

Events61 years ago

1966 - An F-104 Starfighter collides with XB-70 Valkyrie prototype no. 2, destroying both aircraft during a photo shoot near Edwards Air Force Base. Joseph A. Walker, a NASA test pilot, and Carl Cross, a United States Air Force test pilot, are both killed.

Events54 years ago

1966 - Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

Events54 years ago

1966 - The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Six-Day War: The USS Liberty incident occurs, killing 34 and wounding 171.

Events53 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.

Events48 years ago

1982 - Bluff Cove Air Attacks during the Falklands War: Fifty-six British servicemen are killed by an Argentine air attack on two landing ships, RFA Sir Galahad and RFA Sir Tristram.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Events36 years ago
Events33 years ago

1992 - The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Events28 years ago

1995 - Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.

Events25 years ago

2001 - Mamoru Takuma kills eight and injures 15 in a mass stabbing at an elementary school in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan.

Events19 years ago

2004 - The first Venus Transit in well over a century takes place, the previous one being in 1882.

Events16 years ago

2007 - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of a trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

Events13 years ago

2008 - At least 37 miners go missing after an explosion in a Ukrainian coal mine causes it to collapse.

Events12 years ago

2008 - At least seven people are killed and ten injured in a stabbing spree in Tokyo, Japan.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Two American journalists are found guilty of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of penal labour.

Events11 years ago

2014 - At least 28 people are killed in an attack at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan.

Events6 years ago

Births

Births

1236 - Violant of Aragon, queen consort of Castile and León (d. 1301)

Births784 years ago

1332 - Cangrande II della Scala, Lord of Verona (d. 1359)

Births688 years ago

1508 - Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)

Births512 years ago

1552 - Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet and author (d. 1638)

Births468 years ago

1593 - George I Rákóczi, prince of Transylvania (d. 1648)

Births427 years ago

1625 - Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1712)

Births395 years ago

1671 - Tomaso Albinoni, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)

Births349 years ago

1717 - John Collins, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1795)

Births303 years ago

1724 - John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)

Births296 years ago

1745 - Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (d. 1818)

Births275 years ago

1757 - Ercole Consalvi, Italian cardinal (d. 1824)

Births263 years ago

1788 - Charles A. Wickliffe, American politician, 14th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1869)

Births232 years ago

1810 - Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (d. 1856)

Births210 years ago

1829 - John Everett Millais, English painter and illustrator (d. 1896)

Births191 years ago

1831 - Thomas J. Higgins, Canadian-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1917)

Births189 years ago

1842 - John Q. A. Brackett, American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)

Births178 years ago

1851 - Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physician and physicist (d. 1940)

Births169 years ago

1852 - Guido Banti, Italian physician and pathologist (d. 1925)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Douglas Cameron, Canadian politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba (d. 1921)

Births166 years ago

1855 - George Charles Haité, English painter and illustrator (d. 1924)

Births165 years ago

1859 - Smith Wigglesworth, English evangelist (d. 1947)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Alicia Boole Stott, Irish-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)

Births160 years ago

1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Robert Robinson Taylor, American architect (d. 1942)

Births152 years ago

1872 - Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1949)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Ernst Enno, Estonian poet and author (d. 1934)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Alexandre Tuffère, Greek-French triple jumper (d. 1958)

Births144 years ago

1885 - Karl Genzken, German physician (d. 1957)

Births135 years ago

1891 - William Funnell, Australian public servant (d. 1962)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Ernst Marcus, German zoologist (d. 1968)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Gaby Morlay, French actress (d. 1964)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Erwin Schulhoff, Czech composer and pianist (d. 1942)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)

Births125 years ago

1897 - John G. Bennett, English mathematician and technologist (d. 1974)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Eugène Lapierre, Canadian organist, composer and arts administrator (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Ernst-Robert Grawitz, German physician (d. 1945)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Lena Baker, African-American maid executed for capital murder, later pardoned posthumously (d. 1945)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Ralph Yarborough, American colonel and politician (d. 1996)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1910 - C. C. Beck, American illustrator (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1910 - John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer, sculptor, and painter (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Edmundo Rivero, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 1986)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, British abstract painter (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Maurice Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Harry Holtzman, American painter (d. 1987)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Francis Crick, English biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Luigi Comencini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (d. 1992)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Byron White, American football player and judge (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1918 - George Edward Hughes, Irish-New Zealand philosopher and logician (d. 1994)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Robert Preston, American captain, actor, and singer (d. 1987)

Births102 years ago

1918 - John D. Roberts, American chemist and academic (d. 2016)

Births102 years ago

1918 - John H. Ross, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1919 - John R. Deane, Jr., American general (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gwen Harwood, Australian poet and playwright (d. 1995)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster and businessman (d. 1986)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Olga Nardone, American actress (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1921 - LeRoy Neiman, American soldier and painter (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress and singer (d. 1993)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Suharto, Indonesian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1924 - Billie Dawe, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Kenneth Waltz, American political scientist and academic (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago
Births95 years ago

1927 - Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer

Births93 years ago

1929 - Nada Inada, Japanese psychiatrist and author (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Robert Aumann, German-American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births90 years ago

1930 - Marcel Léger, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1993)

Births90 years ago

1931 - James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Dana Wynter, British actress (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ray Illingworth, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ian Kirkwood, Lord Kirkwood, Scottish lawyer and judge (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Rommie Loudd, American football player and coach (d. 1998)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Robert Stevens, English lawyer and academic

Births87 years ago

1934 - Millicent Martin, English actress and singer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Molade Okoya-Thomas, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1936 - James Darren, American actor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Gillian Clarke, Welsh poet and playwright

Births83 years ago

1938 - Angelo Amato, Italian cardinal

Births82 years ago

1939 - Herb Adderley, American football player

Births81 years ago

1940 - Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress

Births80 years ago

1941 - Robert Bradford, Northern Irish politician and activist (d. 1981)

Births79 years ago

1941 - George Pell, Australian cardinal

Births79 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player

Births78 years ago

1943 - Colin Baker, English actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - William Calley, American lieutenant

Births77 years ago

1943 - Willie Davenport, American colonel and hurdler (d. 2002)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Peter Eggert, German footballer and manager

Births77 years ago

1943 - Pierre-André Fournier, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Marc Ouellet, Canadian cardinal

Births76 years ago

1944 - Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (d. 2014)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Derek Underwood, English cricketer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Graham Henry, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter and painter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sara Paretsky, American author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, geneticist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1949 - Emanuel Ax, Polish-American pianist and educator

Births71 years ago

1949 - Hildegard Falck, German runner

Births71 years ago

1950 - Kathy Baker, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tony Rice, American guitarist and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter

Births69 years ago

1953 - Billy Hayes, English union leader

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sandy Nairne, English historian and curator

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ivo Sanader, Croatian historian and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia

Births67 years ago

1953 - Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Black Flag)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (d. 2013)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Sergei Storchak, Ukrainian-Russian politician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web

Births65 years ago

1955 - José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Griffin Dunne, American actor, director, and producer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Udo Bullmann, German politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jonathan Potter, English psychologist, sociolinguist, and academic

Births64 years ago

1957 - Scott Adams, American author and illustrator

Births63 years ago

1957 - Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Sonja Vectomov, Czech/Finnish sculptor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Louise Richardson, Irish political scientist and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mohsen Kadivar, Iranian philosopher

Births61 years ago

1960 - Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Terje Gewelt, Norwegian bassist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Thomas Steen, Swedish ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mary Bonauto, American lawyer and gay rights activist

Births59 years ago

1962 - John Gibbons, American baseball player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andreas Keim, German footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nick Rhodes, English keyboard player and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Antoaneta Todorova, Bulgarian javelin thrower

Births57 years ago

1964 - Butch Reynolds, American runner and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Kevin Farley, American screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rob Pilatus, German model, dancer and singer (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Julianna Margulies, American actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Doris Pearson, English singer-songwriter and choreographer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dan Futterman, American actor, screenwriter and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Russell E. Morris, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of St Andrews

Births53 years ago

1968 - Rob Ray, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - David Barnhill, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - J. P. Manoux, American actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marcos Siega, American director and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Gabrielle Giffords, American businesswoman, politician and activist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kwame Kilpatrick, American educator and politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steve Renouf, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Troy Vincent, American football player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mark Feuerstein, American actor, director, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Lexa Doig, Canadian model and actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bryant Reeves, American basketball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Pål Arne Fagernes, Norwegian javelin thrower (d. 2003)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lauren Burns, Australian taekwondo practitioner

Births46 years ago

1974 - Alma Lepina, Latvian figure skater

Births46 years ago

1975 - Emm Gryner, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Bryan McCabe, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mark Ricciuto, Australian footballer and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Eion Bailey, American actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Catherine McKinnell, English lawyer and politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kanye West, American rapper, producer, director, and fashion designer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Eun Ji-won, South Korean rapper, dancer, and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Maria Menounos, American television journalist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Alexei Kozlov, Estonian figure skater

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pete Orr, Canadian-American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Derek Trucks, American guitarist and songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Adine Wilson, New Zealand netball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rob Holliday, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births41 years ago

1979 - İpek Şenoğlu, Turkish tennis player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Gustavo Manduca, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jamie Spencer, Irish jockey

Births40 years ago

1981 - Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rachel Held Evans, American Christian author

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matteo Meneghello, Italian race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Matteo Barbini, Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Cammalleri, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Irina Lăzăreanu, Romanian-Canadian model and singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Gaines Adams, American football player (d. 2010)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Pantelis Kapetanos, Greek footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Coby Karl, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Alexandre Despatie, Canadian diver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rosanna Pansino, American actress, writer and TV personality

Births35 years ago

1986 - Patrick Kaleta, American ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Andrej Sekera, Slovak ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Coralie Balmy, French swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Issiar Dia, Senegalese footballer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Timea Bacsinszky, Swiss tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Mitchell Schwartz, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Todd Barclay, New Zealand politician

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mickey Bushell, English wheelchair racer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Sebá, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1996 - Doğanay Kılıç, Turkish footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Jeļena Ostapenko, Latvian tennis player

Births23 years ago

2004 - Francesca Capaldi, American actress

Births16 years ago

Deaths

632 - Muhammad, the central figure of Islam, widely regarded as its founder (b. 570/571)

Deaths

696 - Chlodulf, bishop of Metz (or 697)

Deaths

951 - Zhao Ying, Chinese chancellor (b. 885)

Deaths

1042 - Harthacnut, English-Danish king (b. 1018)

Deaths978 years ago

1154 - William of York, English archbishop and saint

Deaths866 years ago

1290 - Beatrice Portinari, object of Dante Alighieri's adoration (b. 1266)

Deaths730 years ago
Deaths644 years ago

1383 - Thomas de Ros, 4th Baron de Ros, English politician (b. 1338)

Deaths637 years ago

1384 - Kan'ami, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1333)

Deaths636 years ago

1405 - Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York (b. c.1350)

Deaths615 years ago
Deaths615 years ago

1476 - George Neville, English archbishop and academic (b. 1432)

Deaths544 years ago

1492 - Elizabeth Woodville, Queen consort of England (b. 1437)

Deaths528 years ago

1501 - George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1440)

Deaths519 years ago

1505 - Hongzhi Emperor of China (b. 1470)

Deaths515 years ago

1600 - Edward Fortunatus, German nobleman (b. 1565)

Deaths420 years ago

1611 - Jean Bertaut, French bishop and poet (b. 1552)

Deaths409 years ago

1612 - Hans Leo Hassler, German organist and composer (b. 1562)

Deaths408 years ago
Deaths399 years ago

1628 - Rudolph Goclenius, German lexicographer and philosopher (b. 1547)

Deaths392 years ago

1651 - Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1604)

Deaths369 years ago

1714 - Sophia of Hanover (b. 1630)

Deaths306 years ago

1727 - August Hermann Francke, German-Lutheran pietist, philanthropist, and scholar (b. 1663)

Deaths293 years ago

1768 - Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1717)

Deaths252 years ago
Deaths249 years ago
Deaths225 years ago

1809 - Thomas Paine, English-American theorist and author (b. 1737)

Deaths211 years ago

1831 - Sarah Siddons, Welsh actress (b. 1755)

Deaths189 years ago

1835 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian economist and jurist (b. 1761)

Deaths185 years ago

1845 - Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (b. 1767)

Deaths175 years ago

1846 - Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (b. 1799)

Deaths174 years ago

1857 - Douglas William Jerrold, English journalist and playwright (b. 1803)

Deaths163 years ago

1874 - Cochise, American tribal chief (b. 1805)

Deaths146 years ago

1876 - George Sand, French author and playwright (b. 1804)

Deaths144 years ago

1885 - Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (b. 1799)

Deaths135 years ago

1889 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (b. 1844)

Deaths131 years ago

1899 - Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (b. 1863)

Deaths121 years ago

1924 - Andrew Irvine, English mountaineer and explorer (b. 1902)

Deaths96 years ago

1924 - George Mallory, English lieutenant and mountaineer (b. 1886)

Deaths96 years ago

1929 - Bliss Carman, Canadian-American poet and playwright (b. 1861)

Deaths91 years ago

1945 - Karl Hanke, Polish-German soldier and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths75 years ago

1951 - Eugène Fiset, Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1874)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (b. 1892)

Deaths69 years ago

1956 - Marie Laurencin, French painter and sculptor (b. 1883)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Leslie Johnson, English race car driver (b. 1912)

Deaths61 years ago

1965 - Edmondo Rossoni, Italian politician (b. 1884)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer and academic (b. 1890)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Elizabeth Enright, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Ludovico Scarfiotti, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Arunachalam Mahadeva, Sri Lankan politician and diplomat (b. 1885)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Robert Taylor, American actor and singer (b. 1911)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - J.I. Rodale, American author and playwright (b. 1898)

Deaths49 years ago

1976 - Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and psychologist (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1982 - Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (b. 1906)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Gordon Jacob, English composer and academic (b. 1895)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Alexander Iolas, Egyptian-American art collector (b. 1907)

Deaths33 years ago

1997 - George Turner, Australian author and critic (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Karen Wetterhahn, American chemist and academic (b. 1948)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Sani Abacha, Nigerian general and politician, 10th President of Nigeria (b. 1943)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Jeff MacNelly, American cartoonist (b. 1948)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (b. 1935)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Charles Hyder, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Jaxon, American illustrator and publisher, co-founded Rip Off Press (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Matta El Meskeen, Egyptian monk, theologian, and author (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Šaban Bajramović, Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Omar Bongo, Gabonese captain and politician, President of Gabon (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Crispian St. Peters, English singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Pete Brennan, American basketball player (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Charles E. M. Pearce, New Zealand-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ghassan Tueni, Lebanese journalist, academic, and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Paul Cellucci, American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter, journalist, and critic (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Taufiq Kiemas, Indonesian politician, 5th First Spouse of Indonesia (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alexander Imich, Polish-American chemist, parapsychologist, and academic (b. 1903)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Chea Sim, Cambodian commander and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Sam Panopoulos, Greek cook (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

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