Holidays and observances

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


411 BC - The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.


AD 68 - Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.


747 - Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.


1311 - Duccio's Maestà, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.

Events709 years ago

1523 - The Parisian Faculty of Theology fines Simon de Colines for publishing the Biblical commentary Commentarii initiatorii in quatuor Evangelia by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples.

Events497 years ago

1534 - Jacques Cartier is the first European to describe and map the Saint Lawrence River.

Events486 years ago

1667 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.

Events353 years ago

1732 - James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.

Events288 years ago

1762 - British forces begin the Siege of Havana and capture the city during the Seven Years' War.

Events258 years ago

1772 - The British schooner Gaspee is burned in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.

Events248 years ago

1815 - End of the Congress of Vienna: The new European political situation is set.

Events205 years ago

1856 - Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.

Events164 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.

Events157 years ago

1885 - Treaty of Tientsin is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam – most of present-day Vietnam – to France.

Events135 years ago

1900 - Indian nationalist Birsa Munda dies in a British prison of cholera.

Events120 years ago

1915 - William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

Events105 years ago

1923 - Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.

Events97 years ago

1928 - Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.

Events92 years ago

1930 - A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

Events90 years ago

1934 - Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

Events86 years ago

1944 - World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Foundation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of the UNESCO.

Events72 years ago
Events67 years ago

1954 - McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

Events66 years ago
Events63 years ago
Events61 years ago

1965 - The civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam, Phan Huy Quát, resigns after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyễn Cao Kỳ.

Events55 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.

Events55 years ago

1967 - Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.

Events53 years ago

1968 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Events52 years ago

1972 - Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.

Events48 years ago

1973 - In horse racing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.

Events47 years ago

1978 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.

Events42 years ago

1979 - The Ghost Train fire at Luna Park Sydney, Australia, kills seven.

Events41 years ago
Events21 years ago

2008 - Two bombs explode at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.

Events12 years ago

2009 - An explosion kills 17 people and injures at least 46 at a hotel in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Events11 years ago

2010 - At least 40 people are killed and more than 70 wounded in a suicide bombing at a wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.

Events10 years ago


1016 - Deokjong of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 1034)

Births1004 years ago
Births596 years ago

1580 - Daniel Heinsius, Belgian poet and scholar (d. 1655)

Births440 years ago

1588 - Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (d. 1666)

Births432 years ago

1595 - Władysław IV Vasa, Polish king (d. 1648)

Births425 years ago

1597 - Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch painter (d. 1665)

Births423 years ago
Births380 years ago
Births359 years ago

1672 - Peter the Great, Russian emperor (d. 1725)

Births348 years ago

1686 - Andrey Osterman, German-Russian politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1747)

Births334 years ago

1696 - Shiva Rajaram, infant Chattrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1726)

Births324 years ago

1732 - Giuseppe Demachi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1791)

Births288 years ago

1754 - Francis Mackenzie, 1st Baron Seaforth, English general and politician, Governor of Barbados (d. 1815)

Births266 years ago

1768 - Samuel Slater, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1835)

Births252 years ago

1781 - George Stephenson, English engineer, designed the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (d. 1848)

Births239 years ago

1810 - Otto Nicolai, German composer and conductor (d. 1849)

Births210 years ago

1812 - Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer and academic (d. 1910)

Births208 years ago

1836 - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician and politician (d. 1917)

Births184 years ago

1837 - Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie, English author (d. 1919)

Births183 years ago

1842 - Hazard Stevens, American military officer, mountaineer, politician and writer (d. 1918)

Births178 years ago

1843 - Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)

Births177 years ago

1845 - Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English soldier, academic, and politician, 36th Governor-General of India (d. 1914)

Births175 years ago

1845 - Frank Norton, American baseball player (d. 1920)

Births175 years ago

1849 - Michael Ancher, Danish painter and academic (d. 1927)

Births171 years ago

1851 - Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Attorney General (d. 1921)

Births169 years ago

1861 - Pierre Duhem, French physicist, mathematician, and historian (d. 1916)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Gustav Heinrich Johann Apollon Tammann, Russian-German chemist and physicist (d. 1938)

Births159 years ago

1864 - Jeanne Bérangère, French actress (d. 1928)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Albéric Magnard, French composer and educator (d. 1914)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1931)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Jane Avril, French model and dancer (d. 1943)

Births152 years ago

1874 - Launceston Elliot, Scottish weightlifter and wrestler (d. 1930)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Harry DeBaecke, American rower (d. 1961)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Robert Kerr, Irish-Canadian sprinter and coach (d. 1963)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski, Polish general and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Leslie Banks, English actor, director, and producer (d. 1952)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Irish Meusel, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Archie Weston, American football player and journalist (d. 1981)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Fred Waring, American singer, bandleader, and television host (d. 1984)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1969)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Felice Bonetto, Italian race car driver (d. 1953)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (d. 1996)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman, founded Repository for Germinal Choice (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Luis Kutner, American lawyer, author, and activist (d. 1993)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Branch McCracken, American basketball player and coach (d. 1970)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Robert Cummings, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Ted Hicks, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand (d. 1984)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Ingolf Dahl, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Jim McDonald, American football player and coach (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Les Paul, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Jurij Brězan, German soldier and author (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Siegfried Graetschus, German SS officer (d. 1943)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian-English historian and author (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1918 - John Hospers, American philosopher and politician (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Arthur Hertzberg, American rabbi and scholar (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jean Lacouture, French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - George Axelrod, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1922 - John Gillespie Magee, Jr., Anglo-American pilot and poet (d. 1941)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist and academic (d. 1988)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Gerald Götting, German politician (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Ed Farhat, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Keith Laumer, American soldier and author (d. 1993)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American singer and bass player (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, 31st Second Lady of the United States (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jim Nolan, American basketball player (d. 1983)

Births93 years ago

1928 - R. Geraint Gruffydd, Welsh critic and academic (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Johnny Ace, American singer and pianist (d. 1954)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jordi Pujol, Spanish physician and politician, 126th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jackie Mason, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births89 years ago

1931 - Nandini Satpathy, Indian author and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 2006)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bill Virdon, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births89 years ago

1933 - Al Cantello, American javelin thrower and coach

Births87 years ago

1934 - Michael Mates, English colonel and politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jackie Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Dutch Savage, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Nell Dunn, English playwright, screenwriter and author

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mick O'Dwyer, Irish Gaelic footballer and manager

Births84 years ago

1936 - George Radda, Hungarian chemist and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Harald Rosenthal, German hydrobiologist and academic

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jeremy Hardie, English economist and businessman

Births82 years ago

1938 - Giles Havergal, Scottish actor, director, and playwright

Births82 years ago

1938 - Charles Wuorinen, American composer and educator

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ileana Cotrubaș, Romanian soprano and actress

Births81 years ago

1939 - Eric Fernie, Scottish historian and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - David Hobbs, English race car driver and sportscaster

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dick Vitale, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births81 years ago

1939 - Charles Webb, American author

Births81 years ago

1940 - André Vallerand, Canadian businessman and politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jon Lord, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Anton Burghardt, German footballer and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Nicholas Lloyd, English journalist

Births78 years ago

1943 - John Fitzpatrick, English race car driver

Births77 years ago

1943 - Charles Saatchi, Iraqi-English businessman, co-founded Saatchi & Saatchi

Births77 years ago

1944 - Janric Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon, English accountant and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Wally Gabler, American football player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1946 - Deyda Hydara, Gambian journalist and publisher, co-founded The Point (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1946 - James Kelman, Scottish author and playwright

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Kilfoyle, English politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, Italian politician and diplomat, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births74 years ago

1947 - Robert Indermaur, Swiss painter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Robbie Vincent, UK disc jockey and radio presenter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jim Bailey, American football player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Gudrun Schyman, Swedish social worker and politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Kiran Bedi, Indian police officer and activist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Trevor Bolder, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2013)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Fred Jackson, American football player and coach

Births70 years ago

1950 - Giorgos Kastrinakis, Greek-American basketball player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Michael Patrick Cronan, American graphic designer and academic (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1951 - James Newton Howard, American composer, conductor, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dave Parker, American baseball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Brian Taylor, American basketball player

Births69 years ago

1952 - Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Billy Knight, American basketball player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ken Navarro, Italian-American guitarist and composer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Pete Byrne, English singer-songwriter (Naked Eyes)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Paul Chapman, Welsh guitarist and songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Gregory Maguire, American author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Elizabeth May, American-Canadian environmentalist, lawyer, and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - George Pérez, American author and illustrator

Births66 years ago

1956 - Berit Aunli, Norwegian skier

Births64 years ago

1956 - Patricia Cornwell, American journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Marek Gazdzicki, Polish nuclear physicist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Joaquín, Spanish footballer

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Le Lievre, British squash player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kayhan Mortezavi, Iranian director

Births64 years ago

1956 - Francine Raymond, French Canadian singer songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Nikolai Tsonev, Bulgarian politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Rudolf Wojtowicz, Polish footballer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Randy Read, English crystallographer and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - David Ancrum, American basketball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Peter Fowler, Australian golfer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist and author

Births60 years ago

1961 - Thomas Benson, American football player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright

Births59 years ago

1962 - Yuval Banay, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ken Rose, American football player

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Trewhella, Australian rugby league player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-English saxophonist, author, and activist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Johnny Depp, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Koepp, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Gloria Reuben, Canadian-American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (d. 2009)

Births56 years ago

1967 - Rubén Maza, Venezuelan runner

Births53 years ago

1968 - Niki Bakoyianni, Greek high jumper and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - André Racicot, Canadian ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Eric Wynalda, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1971 - Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jean Galfione, French pole vaulter and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jackie McKeown, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Matt Horsley, Australian footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Aigars Apinis, Latvian discus thrower and shot putter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tedy Bruschi, American football player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Frédéric Choffat, Swiss director, producer, and cinematographer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Grant Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Samoth, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Otto Addo, German-Ghanaian footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Andrew Symonds, English-Australian cricketer

Births45 years ago

1977 - Usman Afzaal, Pakistani-English cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Paul Hutchison, English cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Olin Kreutz, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Peja Stojaković, Serbian basketball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Matt Bellamy, English singer, musician and songwriter (Muse)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shandi Finnessey, American model and actress, Miss USA 2004

Births42 years ago

1978 - Miroslav Klose, German footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Heather Mitts, American soccer player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Hayden Schlossberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Dario Dainelli, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Amanda Lassiter, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - D'banj, Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mike Fontenot, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Udonis Haslem, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lehlohonolo Seema, South African footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Parinya Charoenphol, Thai boxer, model, and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yoshito Ōkubo, Japanese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Firas Al-Khatib, Syrian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Josh Cribbs, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dwayne Jones, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Danny Richar, Dominican-American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jake Newton, Guyanese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Asko Paade, Estonian basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Richard Kahui, New Zealand rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sonam Kapoor, Indian model and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Doug Legursky, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yadier Pedroso, Cuban baseball player (d. 2013)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ashley Postell, American gymnast

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jaan Mölder, Estonian race car driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jason Demers, Canadian ice hockey defenseman

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sara Isaković, Slovenian swimmer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Matthias Mayer, Austrian skier

Births30 years ago

1992 - Zach Hyman, Canadian ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Yannick Agnel, French swimmer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Boyd Cordner, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - George Jennings, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago


AD 68 - Nero, Roman emperor (b. 37)


373 - Ephrem the Syrian, hymnographer and theologian (b. 306)


597 - Columba, Irish missionary and saint (b. 521)


630 - Shahrbaraz, king of the Persian Empire


889 - Aimoin, Frankish monk and archivist


908 - Yang Wo, Prince of Hongnong


1075 - Gebhard of Supplinburg, Saxon count

Deaths945 years ago

1087 - Otto I of Olomouc (b. 1045)

Deaths933 years ago

1238 - Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester

Deaths782 years ago

1348 - Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Sienese painter (b. 1290)

Deaths672 years ago

1361 - Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet (b. 1291)

Deaths659 years ago

1563 - William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1506)

Deaths457 years ago

1572 - Jeanne d'Albret, Navarrese queen and Huguenot leader (b. 1528)

Deaths448 years ago
Deaths437 years ago

1597 - José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1534)

Deaths423 years ago
Deaths373 years ago

1656 - Thomas Tomkins, Welsh-English composer (b. 1572)

Deaths364 years ago

1716 - Banda Singh Bahadur, Indian commander (b. 1670)

Deaths304 years ago

1717 - Jeanne Guyon, French mystic and author (b. 1648)

Deaths303 years ago

1834 - William Carey, English minister and missionary (b. 1761)

Deaths186 years ago

1870 - Charles Dickens, English novelist and critic (b. 1812)

Deaths150 years ago

1875 - Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and conchologist (b. 1795)

Deaths145 years ago

1889 - Mike Burke, American baseball player (b. 1854)

Deaths131 years ago

1892 - William Grant Stairs, Canadian-English captain and explorer (b. 1863)

Deaths128 years ago

1901 - Adolf Bötticher, German historian and author (b. 1842)

Deaths119 years ago
Deaths97 years ago

1927 - Victoria Woodhull, American activist for women's rights (b. 1838)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Louis Bennison, American stage and silent film actor (b. 1884)

Deaths91 years ago

1929 - Margaret Lawrence, American stage actress (b. 1889)

Deaths91 years ago

1942 - František Erben, Czech gymnast (b. 1874)

Deaths78 years ago

1952 - Adolf Busch, German-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1891)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Ernest Graves, Sr., American football player, coach, and general (b. 1880)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Chandrashekhar Agashe, Indian industrialist and lawyer (b. 1888)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Hans Bergsland, Norwegian fencer (b. 1878)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Thomas Hicks, Australian tennis player (b. 1869)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Ferdinand Jodl, German general (b. 1896)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Robert Donat, English actor (b. 1905)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Harry S. Hammond, American football player and businessman (b. 1884)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Camille Guérin, French veterinarian, bacteriologist and immunologist (b. 1872)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Jacques Villon, French painter (b.1875)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, British businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1879)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Gilberto Parlotti, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1940)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Chuck Bennett, American football player and coach (b. 1907)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - John Creasey, English author and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Erich von Manstein, German general (b. 1887)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan journalist, author, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths46 years ago

1979 - Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player and civil servant (b. 1884)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Helen Hardin, American painter (b. 1943)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Claudio Arrau, Chilean-American pianist and educator (b. 1903)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Jacob Lawrence, American painter and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths20 years ago

2004 - Rosey Brown, American football player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Brian Williamson, Jamaican activist, co-founded J-FLAG (b. 1945)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Drafi Deutscher, German singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Frankie Abernathy, American purse designer, cast-member on The Real World: San Diego (b. 1981)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian and author (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Dick May, American race car driver (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Ken Brown, British Guitarist who was a member of The Quarrymen (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - M. F. Husain, Indian painter and director (b. 1915)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Mike Mitchell, American basketball player (b. 1956)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Régis Clère, French cyclist (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Maples, Baron Maples, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ivan Minatti, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Abram Wilson, American-English trumpet player and educator (b. 1973)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Iain Banks, Scottish author (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bruno Bartoletti, Italian conductor (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Burke, English rugby player (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Walter Jens, German philologist, historian, and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Zdeněk Rotrekl, Czech poet and historian (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rik Mayall, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alicemarie Huber Stotler, American lawyer and judge (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gustave Tassell, American fashion designer (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Pumpkinhead, American rapper (b. 1975)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Pedro Zerolo, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Adam West, American actor and investor (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Fadil Vokrri, Kosovo Albanian football administrator and player (b. 1960)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Bushwick Bill, Jamaican-American rapper (b. 1966)

Deaths1 years ago

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