Holidays and observances

Commemoration of the Soviet Deportation related observances:Baltic Freedom Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Commemoration of the Soviet Deportation related observances:Mourning and Commemoration Day or Leinapäev (Estonia)

Holidays and observances

Commemoration of the Soviet Deportation related observances:Mourning and Hope Day (Lithuania)

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

Events

1158 - Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

Events862 years ago

1216 - First Barons' War: Prince Louis of France captures the city of Winchester and soon conquers over half of the Kingdom of England.

Events804 years ago

1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for Emperor Duanzong.

Events744 years ago

1285 - Second Mongol invasion of Vietnam: Forces led by Prince Trần Quang Khải of the Trần dynasty destroy most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.

Events735 years ago

1287 - Kublai Khan defeats the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.

Events733 years ago

1381 - Richard II of England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt at Mile End. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

Events639 years ago

1404 - Welsh rebel leader Owain Glyndŵr, having declared himself Prince of Wales, allies himself with the French against King Henry IV of England.

Events616 years ago

1618 - Joris Veseler prints the first Dutch newspaper Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. in Amsterdam (approximate date).

Events402 years ago

1645 - English Civil War: Battle of Naseby: Twelve thousand Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.

Events375 years ago

1667 - The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet in the Second Anglo-Dutch War ends. It had lasted for five days and resulted in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.

Events353 years ago

1690 - King William III of England (William of Orange) lands in Ireland to confront the former King James II.

Events330 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

Events245 years ago

1777 - The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

Events243 years ago

1789 - Mutiny on the Bounty: HMS Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,600 mi) journey in an open boat.

Events231 years ago

1800 - The French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.

Events220 years ago

1807 - Emperor Napoleon's French Grande Armée defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

Events213 years ago

1821 - Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end.

Events199 years ago
Events198 years ago

1830 - Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: Thirty-four thousand French soldiers begin their invasion of Algiers, landing 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.

Events190 years ago

1839 - Henley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first regatta.

Events181 years ago

1846 - Bear Flag Revolt begins: Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.

Events174 years ago
Events157 years ago

1863 - Second Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War.

Events157 years ago

1872 - Trade unions are legalized in Canada.

Events148 years ago

1881 - The White Rajahs territories become the British protectorate of Sarawak.

Events139 years ago
Events120 years ago

1900 - The second German Naval Law calls for the Imperial German Navy to be doubled in size.

Events120 years ago

1907 - Norway grants women the right to vote.

Events113 years ago

1926 - Brazil leaves the League of Nations.

Events94 years ago

1937 - Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

Events83 years ago

1937 - U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: The German occupation of Paris begins.

Events80 years ago

1940 - The Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Seven hundred twenty-eight Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first inmates of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Events80 years ago

1941 - June deportation: the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: After several failed attempts, the British Army abandons Operation Perch, its plan to capture the German-occupied town of Caen.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Filipino troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army liberate the captured in Ilocos Sur and start the Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.

Events75 years ago

1946 - A total lunar eclipse completely visible over South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, seen rising over South America, Europe and Africa and setting over Asia and Australia took place.

Events74 years ago

1949 - Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.

Events71 years ago

1951 - UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Events69 years ago

1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

Events66 years ago

1955 - Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

Events65 years ago

1959 - Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

Events61 years ago

1959 - Dominican exiles depart from Cuba and land in the Dominican Republic to overthrow the totalitarian government of Rafael Trujillo. All but four are killed or executed.

Events61 years ago

1962 - The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.

Events58 years ago

1966 - The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("index of prohibited books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched towards Venus.

Events53 years ago

1982 - Falklands War: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley conditionally surrender to British forces.

Events38 years ago

1986 - The Mindbender derails and kills three riders at the Fantasyland (known today as Galaxyland) indoor amusement park in Edmonton, Alberta.

Events34 years ago

1994 - The 1994 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated C$1.1 million, leading to 200 arrests and injuries.

Events26 years ago

2002 - Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

Events18 years ago

2014 - A Ukraine military Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down, killing all 49 people on board.

Events6 years ago

2017 - London: A fire in a high-rise apartment building in North Kensington leaves 72 people dead and another 74 injured.

Events3 years ago

2017 - In Alexandria, Virginia, Republican member of Congress and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is shot while practicing for charity baseball.

Events3 years ago

Births

1444 - Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1544)

Births576 years ago
Births557 years ago

1479 - Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1552)

Births541 years ago
Births491 years ago

1627 - Johann Abraham Ihle, German astronomer (d. 1699)

Births393 years ago

1691 - Jan Francisci, Slovak organist and composer (d. 1758)

Births329 years ago

1726 - Thomas Pennant, Welsh ornithologist and historian (d. 1798)

Births294 years ago

1730 - Antonio Sacchini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1786)

Births290 years ago

1736 - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist and engineer (d. 1806)

Births284 years ago

1763 - Simon Mayr, German composer and educator (d. 1845)

Births257 years ago

1780 - Henry Salt, English historian and diplomat, British Consul-General in Egypt (d. 1827)

Births240 years ago

1796 - Nikolai Brashman, Czech-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1866)

Births224 years ago

1798 - František Palacký, Czech historian and politician (d. 1876)

Births222 years ago

1801 - Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)

Births219 years ago

1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist (d. 1896)

Births209 years ago

1812 - Fernando Wood, American merchant and politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (d. 1881)

Births208 years ago

1819 - Henry Gardner, American merchant and politician, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)

Births201 years ago

1820 - John Bartlett, American author and publisher (d. 1905)

Births200 years ago

1829 - Bernard Petitjean, French Roman Catholic missionary to Japan (d. 1884)

Births191 years ago

1838 - Yamagata Aritomo, Japanese Field Marshal and politician, 3rd and 9th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1922)

Births182 years ago

1840 - William F. Nast, American businessman (d. 1893)

Births180 years ago

1848 - Bernard Bosanquet, English philosopher and theorist (d. 1923)

Births172 years ago

1848 - Max Erdmannsdörfer, German conductor and composer (d. 1905)

Births172 years ago

1855 - Robert M. La Follette Sr., American lawyer and politician, 20th Governor of Wisconsin (d. 1925)

Births165 years ago

1856 - Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1922)

Births164 years ago

1862 - John Ulric Nef, Swiss-American chemist and academic (d. 1915)

Births158 years ago

1864 - Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (d. 1915)

Births156 years ago

1868 - Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

Births152 years ago

1868 - Anna B. Eckstein, German peace activist (d. 1947)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Sophia of Prussia (d. 1932)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Hermanus Brockmann, Dutch rower (d. 1936)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Jacob Ellehammer, Danish mechanic and engineer (d. 1946)

Births149 years ago

1872 - János Szlepecz, Slovene priest and author (d. 1936)

Births148 years ago

1877 - Jane Bathori, French soprano (d. 1970)

Births143 years ago

1877 – Ida MacLean, British biochemist, the first woman admitted to the London Chemical Society (d. 1944)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Léon Thiébaut, French fencer (d. 1943)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Arthur Duffey, American sprinter and coach (d. 1955)

Births141 years ago

1884 - John McCormack, Irish tenor and actor (d. 1945)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Georg Zacharias, German swimmer (d. 1953)

Births136 years ago

1890 - May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)

Births130 years ago
Births126 years ago
Births126 years ago

1894 - W. W. E. Ross, Canadian geophysicist and poet (d. 1966)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Jack Adams, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1968)

Births125 years ago

1900 - Ruth Nanda Anshen, American writer, editor, and philosopher (d. 2003)

Births120 years ago

1900 - June Walker, American stage and film actress (d. 1966)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Alonzo Church, American mathematician and logician (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Rose Rand, Austrian-American logician and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1980)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (d. 1971)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Steve Broidy, American businessman (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Arthur Davis, American animator and director (d. 2000)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Nicolas Bentley, English author and illustrator (d. 1978)

Births113 years ago

1907 - René Char, French poet and author (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Burl Ives, American actor and singer (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Rudolf Kempe, German pianist and conductor (d. 1976)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Joe Morris, English-Canadian lieutenant and trade union leader (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Dorothy McGuire, American actress (d. 2001)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Lise Nørgaard, Danish journalist, author, and screenwriter

Births103 years ago

1917 - Gilbert Prouteau, French poet and director (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Atle Selberg, Norwegian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Fred Baur, American chemist and founder of Pringles (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Sam Wanamaker, American actor and director (d. 1993)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Martha Greenhouse, American actress (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Judith Kerr, German-English author and illustrator (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Green Wix Unthank, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - James Black, Scottish pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Don Newcombe, American baseball player (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, author, guerrilla leader and politician (d. 1967)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer

Births91 years ago

1929 - Johnny Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Marla Gibbs, American actress and comedian

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ross Higgins, Australian actor (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Junior Walker, American saxophonist (d. 1995)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Joe Arpaio, American police officer and sheriff

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist and screenwriter (d. 1991)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Vladislav Rastorotsky, Russian gymnast and coach

Births87 years ago

1936 - Renaldo Benson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Finnish author, poet, and translator

Births84 years ago

1938 - Julie Felix, American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births82 years ago

1939 - Steny Hoyer, American lawyer and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Peter Mayle, English author and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Colin Thubron, English journalist and author

Births81 years ago

1942 - Jonathan Raban, English author and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roberto García-Calvo Montiel, Spanish judge (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Barry Burman, English painter and academic (d. 2001)

Births77 years ago
Births77 years ago

1943 - John Miles, English race car driver and journalist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Harold Wheeler, American composer, conductor, and producer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1992)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Rod Argent, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Carlos Reichenbach, Brazilian director and producer (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Richard Stebbins, American sprinter and educator

Births75 years ago

1946 - Robert Louis-Dreyfus, French-Swiss businessman (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tõnu Sepp, Estonian instrument maker and educator

Births74 years ago

1946 - Donald Trump, American businessman, television personality and 45th President of the United States

Births74 years ago

1947 - Roger Liddle, Baron Liddle, English politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Barry Melton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Paul Rudolph, Canadian singer, guitarist, and cyclist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Laurence Yep, American author and playwright

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jim Lea, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Roger Powell, English-Australian scientist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Antony Sher, South African-British actor, director, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Harry Turtledove, American historian and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Alan White, English drummer and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rowan Williams, Welsh archbishop and theologian

Births70 years ago

1951 - Paul Boateng, English lawyer and politician, British High Commissioner to South Africa

Births69 years ago

1951 - Danny Edwards, American golfer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Robert Lepikson, Estonian race car driver and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior (d. 2006)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Pat Summitt, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Leon Wieseltier, American philosopher, journalist, and critic

Births68 years ago

1953 - Janet Mackey, New Zealand lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Will Patton, American actor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Michael D. Duvall, American businessman and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Paul O'Grady, English television host, producer, and drag performer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Kirron Kher, Indian theatre, film & television actress, TV talk show host, politician and Member of Parliament

Births65 years ago

1956 - Fred Funk, American golfer and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - King Diamond (Kim Bendix Petersen), heavy metal musician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Suzanne Nora Johnson, American lawyer and businesswoman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mona Simpson, American novelist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pamela Geller, American activist and blogger

Births62 years ago

1959 - Marcus Miller, American bass player, composer, and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Tonie Campbell, American hurdler

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Laga, American baseball player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Boy George, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dušan Kojić, Serbian singer-songwriter and bass player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Sam Perkins, American basketball player

Births59 years ago

1963 - Grant Kenny, Australian iron man and canoeist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer and academic

Births56 years ago

1967 - Dedrick Dodge, American football player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Campbell Brown, American journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Faizon Love, Cuban-American actor and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Éric Desjardins, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Steffi Graf, German tennis player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Heather McDonald, American comedian, actress, and author

Births50 years ago

1971 - Bruce Bowen, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ramon Vega, Swiss footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rick Brunson, American basketball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist and engineer, founded KDE

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dominic Brown, English guitarist and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Claude Henderson, South African cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Danny McFarlane, Jamaican hurdler and sprinter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Sami Kapanen, Finnish-American ice hockey player and manager

Births47 years ago

1976 - Alan Carr, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Massimo Oddo, Italian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Boeta Dippenaar, South African cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Chris McAlister, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Joe Worsley, English rugby player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Steve Bégin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Diablo Cody, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nikola Vujčić, Croatian former professional basketball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Shannon Hegarty, Australian rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1981 - Elano, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jamie Green, English race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nicole Irving, Australian swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lang Lang, Chinese pianist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Trevor Barry, Bahamian high jumper

Births37 years ago

1983 - Louis Garrel, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Lorenzo Booker, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mark Cosgrove, Australian cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Siobhán Donaghy, English singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Yury Prilukov, Russian swimmer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Oleg Medvedev. Russian luger

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andy Soucek, Spanish race car driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Matt Read, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Andrew Cogliano, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mohamed Diamé, Senegalese footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Adrián Aldrete, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Lucy Hale, American actress and singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Brad Takairangi, Australian-Cook Islands rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Patrice Cormier, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Stephen McLaughlin, Irish footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Kostas Manolas, Greek footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Devante Smith-Pelly, Canadian ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Gurinder Sandhu, Australian cricketer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Moon Tae-il, Korean singer

Births26 years ago

1999 - Chou Tzu-yu, Taiwanese singer

Births21 years ago

Deaths

809 - Ōtomo no Otomaro, Japanese general (b. 731)

Deaths

847 - Methodius I, patriarch of Constantinople

Deaths

957 - Guadamir, bishop of Vic (Spain)

Deaths

976 - Aron, Bulgarian nobleman

Deaths

1161 - Emperor Qinzong of the Song dynasty (b. 1100)

Deaths859 years ago
Deaths815 years ago

1349 - Günther von Schwarzburg, German king (b. 1304)

Deaths671 years ago

1381 - Simon Sudbury, English archbishop (b. 1316)

Deaths639 years ago
Deaths523 years ago
Deaths504 years ago
Deaths476 years ago

1548 - Carpentras, French composer (b. 1470)

Deaths472 years ago

1583 - Shibata Katsuie, Japanese samurai (b. 1522)

Deaths437 years ago

1594 - Jacob Kroger, German goldsmith, hanged in Edinburgh for stealing the jewels of Anne of Denmark.

Deaths426 years ago

1594 - Orlande de Lassus, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1532)

Deaths426 years ago

1662 - Henry Vane the Younger, English-American politician, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1613)

Deaths358 years ago

1674 - Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French author and poet (b. 1600)

Deaths346 years ago

1679 - Guillaume Courtois, French painter and illustrator (b. 1628)

Deaths341 years ago

1746 - Colin Maclaurin, Scottish mathematician (b. 1698)

Deaths274 years ago
Deaths226 years ago

1800 - Louis Desaix, French general (b. 1768)

Deaths220 years ago

1800 - Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general (b. 1753)

Deaths220 years ago

1801 - Benedict Arnold, American general during the American Revolution later turned British spy (b. 1741)

Deaths219 years ago

1825 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (b. 1754)

Deaths195 years ago

1837 - Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (b. 1798)

Deaths183 years ago

1864 - Leonidas Polk, American general and bishop (b. 1806)

Deaths156 years ago

1887 - Mary Carpenter, English educational and social reformer (b. 1807)

Deaths133 years ago

1883 - Edward FitzGerald, English poet and author (b. 1809)

Deaths137 years ago

1886 - Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian director and playwright (b. 1823)

Deaths134 years ago

1907 - William Le Baron Jenney, American architect and engineer, designed the Home Insurance Building (b. 1832)

Deaths113 years ago

1907 - Bartolomé Masó, Cuban soldier and politician (b. 1830)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, English captain and politician, 6th Governor General of Canada (b. 1841)

Deaths112 years ago

1914 - Adlai Stevenson I, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1835)

Deaths106 years ago

1916 - João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian author (b. 1865)

Deaths104 years ago

1920 - Max Weber, German sociologist and economist (b. 1864)

Deaths100 years ago

1923 - Isabelle Bogelot, French philanthropist (b. 1838)

Deaths97 years ago

1926 - Mary Cassatt, American-French painter (b. 1843)

Deaths94 years ago

1927 - Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b. 1894)

Deaths93 years ago

1927 - Jerome K. Jerome, English author (b. 1859)

Deaths93 years ago

1928 - Emmeline Pankhurst, English activist and academic (b. 1857)

Deaths92 years ago

1932 - Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian businesswoman, co-founded Desjardins Group (b. 1858)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Justinien de Clary, French target shooter (b. 1860)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - G. K. Chesterton, English essayist, poet, playwright, and novelist (b. 1874)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Hans Poelzig, German architect, painter, and designer, designed the IG Farben Building (b. 1869)

Deaths84 years ago

1946 - John Logie Baird, Scottish-English physicist and engineer (b. 1888)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Jorge Ubico, 21st President of Guatemala (b. 1878)

Deaths74 years ago

1953 - Tom Cole, Welsh-American racing driver (b. 1922)

Deaths67 years ago

1968 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1901)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Dündar Taşer, Turkish soldier and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths48 years ago

1977 - Robert Middleton, American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Alan Reed, American actor, original voice of Fred Flintstone (b.1907)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Ahmad Zahir, Afghan singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Charles Miller, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1939)

Deaths40 years ago

1986 - Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Alan Jay Lerner, American composer and songwriter (b. 1918)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Stanisław Bareja, Polish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Erna Berger, German soprano and actress (b. 1900)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Lionel Grigson, English pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1942)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Marcel Mouloudji, French singer and actor (b. 1922)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Els Aarne, Ukrainian-Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1917)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Rory Gallagher, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Roger Zelazny, American author and poet (b. 1937)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Noemí Gerstein, Argentinian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1908)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Richard Jaeckel, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Bernie Faloney, American-Canadian football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and author (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - June Jordan, American author and activist (b. 1936)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Dale Whittington, American race car driver (b. 1959)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountaineer and guide (b. 1900)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor and director (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Mimi Parent, Canadian-Swiss painter (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Monty Berman, English director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1905)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jean Roba, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ruth Graham, Chinese-American author, poet, and painter (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Robin Olds, American general and pilot (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Austrian politician, 9th President of Austria (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Bob Bogle, American musician (The Ventures) (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - William McIntyre, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago
Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bob Chappuis, American football player and soldier (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Margie Hyams, American pianist and vibraphone player (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, German pianist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carlos Reichenbach, Brazilian director and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gitta Sereny, Austrian-English historian, journalist, and author (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alberto Cañas Escalante, Costa Rican journalist and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Isabelle Collin Dufresne, French actress (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert Lebeck, German photographer and journalist (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James E. Rogers, American lawyer, businessman, and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Richard Cotton, Australian geneticist and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Anne Nicol Gaylor, American activist, co-founded the Freedom From Religion Foundation (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Qiao Shi, Chinese politician (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress and singer (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gilles Lamontagne, Canadian politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1919)

Deaths4 years ago

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