Holidays and observances

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Holidays and observances

Christian feast days: Aureus of Mainz (and his sister Justina)

Holidays and observances

Christian feast days: Benno

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

Christian feast days: Lutgardis

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


363 - Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffered several attacks from the Persians.


632 - Yazdegerd III ascends the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sasanian dynasty (modern Iran).


1407 - Ming–Hồ War: Retired King Hồ Quý Ly and his son King Hồ Hán Thương of Hồ dynasty are captured by the Ming armies.

Events613 years ago

1487 - Battle of Stoke Field: King Henry VII of England defeats the leaders of a Yorkist rebellion in the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.

Events533 years ago
Events434 years ago
Events275 years ago

1746 - War of the Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.

Events274 years ago

1755 - French and Indian War: The French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.

Events265 years ago

1774 - Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Events246 years ago

1779 - Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.

Events241 years ago

1795 - French Revolutionary Wars: In what became known as Cornwallis's Retreat, a British Royal Navy squadron led by Vice Admiral William Cornwallis strongly resists a much larger French Navy force and withdraws largely intact, setting up the French Navy defeat at the Battle of Groix six days later.

Events225 years ago

1811 - Survivors of an attack the previous day by Tla-o-qui-aht on board the Pacific Fur Company's ship Tonquin intentionally detonate a powder magazine on the ship, destroying it and killing about 100 attackers.

Events209 years ago
Events205 years ago

1819 - A major earthquake strikes the Kutch district of western India, killing over 1,543 people and raising a 6 m high, 6 km wide, ridge, extending for at least 80 km, that was known as the Allah Bund ("Dam of God").

Events201 years ago

1836 - The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.

Events184 years ago

1846 - The Papal conclave of 1846 elects Pope Pius IX, beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.

Events174 years ago
Events162 years ago

1858 - The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.

Events162 years ago

1871 - The Universities Tests Act 1871 allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).

Events149 years ago

1883 - The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.

Events137 years ago

1884 - The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson's "Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.

Events136 years ago

1897 - A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.

Events123 years ago

1903 - The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

Events117 years ago

1903 - Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.

Events117 years ago
Events116 years ago

1904 - Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".

Events116 years ago

1911 - IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

Events109 years ago

1922 - General election in the Irish Free State: The pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.

Events98 years ago

1925 - The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.

Events95 years ago

1930 - Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.

Events90 years ago

1933 - The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed in the United States, allowing businesses to avoid antitrust prosecution if they established voluntary wage, price, and working condition regulations on an industry-wide basis. Large portions of the law are later declared unconstitutional.

Events87 years ago

1940 - World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).

Events80 years ago

1940 - A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.

Events80 years ago

1944 - At age 14, George Junius Stinney, Jr. becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Members of the Malayan Communist Party kill three British plantation managers in Sungai Siput; in response, British Malaya declares a state of emergency.

Events72 years ago

1955 - In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy drop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.

Events65 years ago

1958 - Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.

Events62 years ago

1961 - Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.

Events57 years ago

1972 - The largest single-site hydroelectric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls Generating Station.

Events48 years ago

1976 - Soweto uprising: A non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.

Events43 years ago

1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.

Events39 years ago

1989 - Revolutions of 1989: Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest following the collapse of Communism in Hungary.

Events31 years ago
Events23 years ago

2000 - Israel complies with United Nations Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel does so, except the disputed Shebaa farms.

Events20 years ago

2010 - Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.

Events10 years ago

2012 - China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.

Events8 years ago
Events8 years ago

2013 - A multi-day cloudburst centered on the North Indian state of Uttarakhand caused devastating floods and landslides becoming the country's worst natural disaster since the 2004 tsunami.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disney Park in Mainland China opens to the public.

Events4 years ago

2019 - Upwards to 2,000,000 participate in the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests, the largest in Hong Kong's history.

Events1 years ago


1139 - Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)

Births881 years ago

1332 - Isabella de Coucy, English daughter of Edward III of England (d. 1382)

Births688 years ago
Births566 years ago

1514 - John Cheke, English academic and politician, English Secretary of State (d. 1557)

Births506 years ago

1583 - Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (d. 1654)

Births437 years ago

1591 - Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Greek-Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (d. 1655)

Births429 years ago

1606 - Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1675)

Births414 years ago

1613 - John Cleveland, English poet and educator (d. 1658)

Births407 years ago

1625 - Samuel Chappuzeau, French scholar (d. 1701)

Births395 years ago

1633 - Jean de Thévenot, French linguist and botanist (d. 1667)

Births387 years ago

1644 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland (d. 1670)

Births376 years ago

1653 - James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon, English nobleman (d. 1699)

Births367 years ago

1713 - Meshech Weare, American farmer, lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)

Births307 years ago

1723 - Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)

Births297 years ago

1738 - Mary Katherine Goddard, American publisher (d. 1816)

Births282 years ago

1754 - Salawat Yulayev, Russian poet (d. 1800)

Births266 years ago

1792 - John Linnell, English painter and engraver (d. 1882)

Births228 years ago

1801 - Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)

Births219 years ago

1806 - Edward Davy, English physician and chemist (d. 1885)

Births214 years ago

1813 - Otto Jahn, German archaeologist and philologist (d. 1869)

Births207 years ago

1820 - Athanase Josué Coquerel, Dutch-French preacher and theologian (d. 1875)

Births200 years ago

1821 - Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer and architect (d. 1908)

Births199 years ago

1826 - Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)

Births194 years ago

1829 - Geronimo, American tribal leader (d. 1909)

Births191 years ago

1836 - Wesley Merritt, American general and politician, Military Governor of the Philippines (d. 1910)

Births184 years ago

1837 - Ernst Laas, German philosopher and academic (d. 1885)

Births183 years ago

1838 - Frederic Archer, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1901)

Births182 years ago

1838 - Cushman Kellogg Davis, American lieutenant and politician, 7th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1900)

Births182 years ago

1840 - Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer and author (d. 1913)

Births180 years ago

1850 - Max Delbrück, German chemist and academic (d. 1919)

Births170 years ago

1857 - Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Austrian-Hungarian general (d. 1935)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)

Births162 years ago

1863 - Francisco León de la Barra, Mexican politician and diplomat, interim president, 1911 (d. 1939)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (d. 1935)

Births154 years ago

1874 - Arthur Meighen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1960)

Births146 years ago

1880 - Otto Eisenschiml, Austrian-American chemist and author (d. 1963)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iranian educator and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Erich Jacoby, Estonian-Polish architect (d. 1941)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1925)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian (d. 1965)

Births130 years ago

1896 - Murray Leinster, American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Georg Wittig, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Helen Traubel, American operatic soprano (d. 1972)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

Births118 years ago

1902 - George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist and author (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1906 - Alan Fairfax, Australian cricketer (d. 1955)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jack Albertson, American actor (d. 1981)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Archie Carr, American ecologist and zoologist (d. 1987)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Juan Velasco Alvarado, Peruvian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1977)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Albert Chartier, Canadian illustrator (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Enoch Powell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Eleanor Sokoloff, American pianist and teacher

Births106 years ago

1915 - John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Marga Faulstich, German glass chemist (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Katharine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Aurelio Lampredi, Italian automobile and aircraft engine designer (d. 1989)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Raymond Lemieux, Canadian chemist and academic (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - José López Portillo, Mexican lawyer and politician, 31st President of Mexico (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Ilmar Kullam, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ron Flockhart, Scottish race car driver (d. 1962)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Faith Domergue, American actress (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jean d'Ormesson, French journalist and author (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Otto Muehl, Austrian-Portuguese painter and director (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemalan general and politician, 26th President of Guatemala (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Tom Graveney, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Herbert Lichtenfeld, German author and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ariano Suassuna, Brazilian author and playwright (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago
Births91 years ago

1930 - Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer and producer (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1934 - Eileen Atkins, English actress and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1934 - Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jim Dine, American painter and illustrator

Births85 years ago
Births83 years ago

1937 - Erich Segal, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Thomas Boyd-Carpenter, English general

Births82 years ago

1938 - Torgny Lindgren, Swedish author and poet (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet

Births82 years ago

1939 - Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - Māris Čaklais, Latvian poet, writer, and journalist (d. 2003)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Neil Goldschmidt, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Governor of Oregon

Births80 years ago

1941 - Rosalind Baker, Australian author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Tommy Horton, English golfer (d. 2017)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mumtaz Hamid Rao, Pakistani journalist (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Giacomo Agostini, Italian motorcycle racer and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Eddie Levert, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, musician, and actor

Births78 years ago

1944 - Henri Richelet, French painter and etcher

Births76 years ago

1945 - Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lucienne Robillard, Canadian social worker and politician, 59th Secretary of State for Canada

Births75 years ago

1946 - Rick Adelman, American basketball player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever, English businessman and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Karen Dunnell, English statistician and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tom Harrell, American trumpet player and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Neil MacGregor, Scottish historian and curator

Births74 years ago

1946 - Iain Matthews, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jodi Rell, American politician, 87th Governor of Connecticut

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mark Ritts, American actor, puppeteer, and producer (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1946 - Simon Williams, English actor and playwright

Births74 years ago

1947 - Tom Malone, American trombonist, composer, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Buddy Roberts, American wrestler (d. 2012)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Al Cowlings, American ex-NFL player and close friend of O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tom Wyner, English-American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ron LeFlore, American baseball player and manager

Births72 years ago

1949 - Paulo Cézar Caju, Brazilian footballer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ralph Mann, American hurdler and author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mithun Chakraborty, Indian actor and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Michel Clair, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jerry Petrowski, American politician and farmer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Charlie Dominici, American singer and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer

Births69 years ago

1952 - George Papandreou, Greek sociologist and politician, 182nd Prime Minister of Greece

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Valerie Mahaffey, American actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ian Mosley, English drummer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (d. 2014)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Garry Roberts, Irish guitarist

Births66 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Laurie Metcalf, American actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Artemy Troitsky, Russian journalist and critic

Births65 years ago

1957 - Ian Buchanan, Scottish-American actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Leeona Dorrian, Lady Dorrian, Scottish lawyer and judge

Births63 years ago

1958 - Darrell Griffith, American basketball player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ulrike Tauber, German swimmer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Warren Rodwell, Australian soldier, educator and musician

Births62 years ago

1959 - The Ultimate Warrior, American wrestler (d. 2014)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Peter Sterling, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Can Dündar, Turkish journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Robbie Kerr, Australian cricketer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Margus Metstak, Estonian basketball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Wally Joyner, American baseball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Arnold Vosloo, South African-American actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Anthony Wong, Hong Kong singer

Births58 years ago

1963 - The Sandman, American wrestler

Births57 years ago

1964 - Danny Burstein, American actor and singer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Michael Richard Lynch, Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy

Births55 years ago

1965 - Richard Madaleno, American politician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Mark Occhilupo, Australian surfer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Olivier Roumat, French rugby player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Phil Vischer, American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-created VeggieTales

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jan Železný, Czech javelin thrower and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Charalambos Andreou, Cypriot footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jürgen Klopp, German footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Adam Schmitt, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Shami Chakrabarti, English lawyer and academic

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mark Crossley, English-Welsh footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Younus AlGohar, Pakistani poet and academic, co-founded Messiah Foundation International

Births50 years ago

1970 - Clifton Collins Jr., American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Cobi Jones, American soccer player and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Phil Mickelson, American golfer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper and producer (d. 1996)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kiko Loureiro, Brazilian guitarist

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eddie Cibrian, American actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Glenicia James, Saint Lucian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Anthony Carter, American basketball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1977 - Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Duncan Hames, English accountant and politician

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kerry Wood, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Daniel Brühl, Spanish-German actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Fish Leong, Malaysian singer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Brandon Armstrong, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Phil Christophers, German-English rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Henry Perenara, New Zealand rugby league player and referee

Births40 years ago

1980 - Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Benjamin Becker, German tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alexandre Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ola Kvernberg, Norwegian violinist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - May Andersen, Danish model and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Missy Peregrym, Canadian model and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dan Ryckert, American writer and entertainer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Steven Whittaker, Scottish footballer

Births36 years ago

1986 - Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Diana DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Christian Tshimanga Kabeya, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Keshia Chante, Canadian singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jermaine Gresham, American football player

Births32 years ago

1990 - John Newman, English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Joe McElderry, English singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Matt Moylan, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Vladimir Morozov, Russian swimmer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Park Bo-gum, South Korean actor

Births27 years ago

1993 - Gnash, American singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Grete-Lilijane Küppas, Estonian footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Rezar, Albanian professional wrestler

Births26 years ago

1995 - Euan Aitken, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Joseph Schooling, Singaporean swimmer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Akira Ioane, New Zealand rugby Union player

Births25 years ago


840 - Rorgon I, Frankish nobleman (or 839)


924 - Li Cunshen, general of Later Tang (b. 862)


956 - Hugh the Great, Frankish nobleman (b. 898)


1185 - Richeza of Poland, queen of León (b. c. 1140)

Deaths835 years ago

1286 - Hugh de Balsham, English bishop

Deaths734 years ago
Deaths688 years ago

1361 - Johannes Tauler, German mystic theologian

Deaths659 years ago

1397 - Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)

Deaths623 years ago

1424 - Johannes Ambundii, archbishop of Riga

Deaths596 years ago

1468 - Jean Le Fèvre de Saint-Remy, Burgundian historian and author (b. 1395)

Deaths552 years ago
Deaths533 years ago

1540 - Konrad von Thüngen, German nobleman (b. c. 1466)

Deaths480 years ago

1622 - Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)

Deaths398 years ago

1626 - Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg-Wolfenbüttel, German Protestant military leader (b. 1599)

Deaths394 years ago

1666 - Sir Richard Fanshawe, 1st Baronet, English poet and diplomat, English Ambassador to Spain (b. 1608)

Deaths354 years ago

1722 - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (b. 1650)

Deaths298 years ago

1743 - Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, eldest daughter of King Louis XIV of France (b. 1673)

Deaths277 years ago

1752 - Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1692)

Deaths268 years ago

1777 - Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and playwright (b. 1709)

Deaths243 years ago
Deaths241 years ago

1804 - Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (b. 1728)

Deaths216 years ago

1824 - Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, French lawyer and politician (b. 1739)

Deaths196 years ago

1849 - Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette, German theologian and scholar (b. 1780)

Deaths171 years ago

1850 - William Lawson, English-Australian explorer and politician (b. 1774)

Deaths170 years ago

1858 - John Snow, English epidemiologist and physician (b. 1813)

Deaths162 years ago

1862 - Hidenoyama Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 9th Yokozuna (b. 1808)

Deaths158 years ago

1869 - Charles Sturt, Indian-English botanist and explorer (b. 1795)

Deaths151 years ago

1872 - Norman MacLeod, Scottish minister and author (b. 1812)

Deaths148 years ago

1878 - Crawford Long, American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)

Deaths142 years ago

1878 - Kikuchi Yōsai, Japanese painter (b. 1781)

Deaths142 years ago

1881 - Josiah Mason, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1795)

Deaths139 years ago

1885 - Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter and academic (b. 1818)

Deaths135 years ago

1886 - Alexander Stuart, Scottish-Australian politician, 9th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1824)

Deaths134 years ago

1902 - Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (b. 1841)

Deaths118 years ago

1925 - Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)

Deaths95 years ago
Deaths91 years ago

1929 - Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (b. 1871)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860)

Deaths90 years ago

1939 - Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - DuBose Heyward, American author (b. 1885)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (b. 1886)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Aris Velouchiotis, Greek general (b. 1905)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (b 1889)

Deaths74 years ago

1952 - Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist and academic (b. 1861)

Deaths68 years ago
Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter (b. 1864)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Pál Maléter, Hungarian general and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1917)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - George Reeves, American actor and director (b. 1914)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Marcel Junod, Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (b. 1904)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, English field marshal and politician, 17th Governor General of Canada (b. 1891)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Sydney Chapman, English mathematician and geophysicist (b. 1888)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Amalie Sara Colquhoun, Australian landscape and portrait painter (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1912)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Ghanaian general and politician, 6th Head of state of Ghana (b. 1931)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Nicholas Ray, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Lew Andreas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Erni Krusten, Estonian author and poet (b. 1900)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (b. 1902)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Marguerite de Angeli, American author and illustrator (b. 1889)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican-American actor and playwright (b. 1946)

Deaths32 years ago

1993 - Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Kristen Pfaff, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1967)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Mel Allen, American sportscaster and game show host (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Dal Stivens, Australian soldier and author (b. 1911)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Fred Wacker, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Screaming Lord Sutch, English singer and activist (b. 1940)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Pierre Bourgault, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Georg Henrik von Wright, Finnish–Swedish philosopher and author (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Thanom Kittikachorn, Thai field marshal and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Jacques Miquelon, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican-American author and critic (b. 1906)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian soldier and author (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Marc Bazin, Haitian lawyer and politician, 49th President of Haiti (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Maureen Forrester, Canadian singer and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Ronald Neame, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Östen Mäkitalo, Swedish engineer and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jorge Lankenau, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sławomir Petelicki, Polish general (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Susan Tyrrell, American actress (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sam Farber, American businessman, co-founded OXO (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hans Hass, Austrian biologist and diver (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Norman Ian MacKenzie, English journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ottmar Walter, German footballer (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Cándido Muatetema Rivas, Equatoguinean politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Charles Correa, Indian architect and urban planner (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jean Vautrin, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jo Cox, English political activist and MP (b. 1974)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Helmut Kohl, German politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1930)