Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Juneteenth (United States, especially African Americans)

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

Events

325 - The original Nicene Creed is adopted at the First Council of Nicaea.

Events

1179 - The Battle of Kalvskinnet takes place outside Nidaros (now Trondheim), Norway. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.

Events841 years ago

1306 - The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.

Events714 years ago

1586 - English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.

Events434 years ago

1800 - War of the Second Coalition Battle of Höchstädt results in a French victory over Austria.

Events220 years ago
Events204 years ago

1821 - Decisive defeat of the Filiki Eteria by the Ottomans at Drăgășani (in Wallachia).

Events199 years ago

1846 - The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23–1. Cartwright umpired.

Events174 years ago
Events170 years ago

1862 - The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.

Events158 years ago

1865 - Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.

Events155 years ago
Events153 years ago

1875 - The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

Events145 years ago

1903 - Benito Mussolini, a radical Socialist, arrested by Bern police for advocating a violent general strike.

Events117 years ago

1910 - The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

Events110 years ago

1913 - Natives Land Act, 1913 in South Africa implemented.

Events107 years ago

1915 - USS Arizona (BB-39) is launched.

Events105 years ago

1934 - The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Events86 years ago

1943 - The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL merge for one season due to player shortages caused by World War II.

Events77 years ago
Events76 years ago

1949 - The first NASCAR race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Events71 years ago

1953 - Cold War: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.

Events67 years ago

1961 - Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.

Events59 years ago

1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.

Events56 years ago

1965 - Nguyễn Cao Kỳ becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu becomes the figurehead chief of state.

Events55 years ago

1978 - Garfield, holder of the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.

Events42 years ago
Events35 years ago

1987 - Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.

Events33 years ago
Events32 years ago

1990 - The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.

Events30 years ago
Events30 years ago
Events29 years ago

2007 - The al-Khilani Mosque bombing in Baghdad leaves 78 people dead and another 218 injured.

Events13 years ago

2009 - Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.

Events11 years ago
Events11 years ago

2012 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London's Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.

Events8 years ago

2018 - The 10,000,000th United States Patent is issued.

Events2 years ago

Births

1301 - Prince Morikuni, shōgun of Japan (d. 1333)

Births719 years ago

1417 - Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini (d. 1468)

Births603 years ago

1566 - James VI and I of the United Kingdom (d. 1625)

Births454 years ago

1590 - Philip Bell, British colonial governor (d. 1678)

Births430 years ago

1595 - Hargobind, sixth Sikh guru (d. 1644)

Births425 years ago

1598 - Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1677)

Births422 years ago

1606 - James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (d. 1649)

Births414 years ago

1623 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1662)

Births397 years ago

1633 - Philipp van Limborch, Dutch author and theologian (d. 1712)

Births387 years ago

1701 - François Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1775)

Births319 years ago

1731 - Joaquim Machado de Castro, Portuguese sculptor (d. 1822)

Births289 years ago

1764 - José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general and politician (d. 1850)

Births256 years ago

1771 - Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1859)

Births249 years ago

1776 - Francis Johnson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1842)

Births244 years ago

1783 - Friedrich Sertürner, German chemist and pharmacist (d. 1841)

Births237 years ago

1793 - Joseph Earl Sheffield, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1882)

Births227 years ago

1795 - James Braid, Scottish-English surgeon (d. 1860)

Births225 years ago

1797 - Hamilton Hume, Australian explorer (d. 1873)

Births223 years ago

1815 - Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter (d. 1872)

Births205 years ago

1816 - William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist, founded the Webb Institute (d. 1899)

Births204 years ago

1833 - Mary Tenney Gray, American editorial writer, club-woman, philanthropist, and suffragette (d. 1904)

Births187 years ago

1834 - Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author (d. 1892)

Births186 years ago

1840 - Georg Karl Maria Seidlitz, German entomologist and academic (d. 1917)

Births180 years ago

1843 - Mary Sibbet Copley, American philanthropist (d. 1929)

Births177 years ago

1845 - Cléophas Beausoleil, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1904)

Births175 years ago

1846 - Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1928)

Births174 years ago

1850 - David Jayne Hill, American historian and politician, 24th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1932)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricketer (d. 1890)

Births169 years ago

1851 - Silvanus P. Thompson, English physicist, engineer, and academic (d. 1916)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (d. 1893)

Births166 years ago

1854 - Hjalmar Mellin, Finnish mathematician and theorist (d. 1933)

Births166 years ago

1855 - George F. Roesch, American lawyer and politician (d. 1917)

Births165 years ago

1858 - Sam Walter Foss, American poet and librarian (d. 1911)

Births162 years ago

1861 - Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Scottish-English field marshal (d. 1928)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Émile Haug, French geologist and paleontologist (d. 1927)

Births159 years ago

1861 - José Rizal, Filipino journalist, author, and poet (d. 1896)

Births159 years ago

1865 - May Whitty, English actress (d. 1948)

Births155 years ago

1871 - Alajos Szokolyi, Hungarian hurdler, jumper, and physician (d. 1932)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Theodore Payne, English-American gardener and botanist (d. 1963)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (d. 1941)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Nigel Gresley, Scottish-English engineer (d. 1941)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Maginel Wright Enright, American illustrator (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Gladys Mills Phipps, American horse breeder (d. 1970)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French painter and historian (d. 1974)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Finley Hamilton, American lawyer and politician (d. 1940)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Arthur Massey Berry, Canadian soldier and pilot (d. 1970)

Births132 years ago

1891 - John Heartfield, German photographer and activist (d. 1968)

Births129 years ago

1896 - Rajani Palme Dutt, English journalist and politician (d. 1974)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward VIII (d. 1986)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Moe Howard, American comedian (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1902 - Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and bandleader (d. 1977)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Mary Callery, American-French sculptor and academic (d. 1977)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Wally Hammond, English cricketer and coach (d. 1965)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Hans Litten, German lawyer (d. 1938)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Ernst Boris Chain, German-Irish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Knut Kroon, Swedish footballer (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Walter Rauff, German SS officer (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago
Births113 years ago

1909 - Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (d. 1948)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Rūdolfs Jurciņš, Latvian basketball player (d. 1948)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Sydney Allard, English race car driver, founded the Allard Company (d. 1966)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Paul Flory, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Abe Fortas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1982)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Don Gutteridge, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Helene Madison, American swimmer (d. 1970)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Alan Cranston, American journalist and politician (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Lester Flatt, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (d. 1979)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Julius Schwartz, American publisher and agent (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean guerrilla leader and politician, Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Pauline Kael, American film critic (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Yves Robert, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Aage Bohr, Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Marilyn P. Johnson, American educator and diplomat, 8th United States Ambassador to Togo

Births98 years ago

1923 - Bob Hank, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Erna Schneider Hoover, American mathematician and inventor

Births94 years ago

1927 - Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general and human rights violator (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Tommy DeVito, American singer and guitarist (The Four Seasons)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Gena Rowlands, American actress

Births90 years ago

1932 - Pier Angeli, Italian actress (d. 1971)

Births88 years ago

1932 - José Sanchis Grau, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Marisa Pavan, Italian actress

Births88 years ago

1933 - Viktor Patsayev, Kazakh engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Gérard Latortue, Haitian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Haiti

Births86 years ago

1936 - Marisa Galvany, American soprano and actress

Births84 years ago

1937 - André Glucksmann, French philosopher and author (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Bernd Hoss, German footballer and manager (d. 2016)

Births81 years ago

1939 - John F. MacArthur, American minister and theologian

Births81 years ago

1941 - Václav Klaus, Czech economist and politician, 2nd President of the Czech Republic

Births79 years ago

1942 - Merata Mita, New Zealand director and producer (d. 2010)

Births78 years ago

1944 - Chico Buarque, Brazilian singer, composer, writer and poet

Births76 years ago

1945 - Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician and convicted war criminal, 1st President of Republika Srpska

Births75 years ago

1945 - Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel Prize laureate

Births75 years ago

1945 - Tobias Wolff, American short story writer, memoirist, and novelist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jimmy Greenhoff, English footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1947 - Salman Rushdie, Indian-English novelist and essayist

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Ralston Saul, Canadian philosopher and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (d. 1974)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Phylicia Rashad, American actress

Births72 years ago

1950 - Neil Asher Silberman, American archaeologist and historian

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist

Births69 years ago
Births68 years ago

1954 - Mike O'Brien, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales

Births66 years ago

1954 - Lou Pearlman, American music producer and fraudster (d. 2016)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kathleen Turner, American actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - Richard Wilkins, New Zealand-Australian journalist and television presenter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mary O'Connor, New Zealand runner

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mary Schapiro, American lawyer and politician

Births65 years ago

1957 - Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, 39th Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2003)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jean Rabe, American journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Sergei Makarov, Russian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mark DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Christian Wulff, German lawyer and politician, 10th President of Germany

Births61 years ago

1960 - Andrew Dilnot, English economist and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Johnny Gray, American runner and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Luke Morley, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Patti Rizzo, American golfer

Births60 years ago

1962 - Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and presenter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jeremy Bates, English tennis player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ashish Vidyarthi, Indian actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Laura Ingraham, American radio host and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Margarita Ponomaryova, Russian hurdler

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rory Underwood, English rugby player, lieutenant, and pilot

Births57 years ago

1964 - Brent Goulet, American soccer player and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Boris Johnson, British journalist and politician, and former Mayor of London

Births56 years ago

1964 - Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Sabine Braun, German heptathlete

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sadie Frost, English actress and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Michalis Romanidis, Greek basketball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier and businessman

Births53 years ago

1968 - Alastair Lynch, Australian footballer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Timothy Morton, American philosopher and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kimberly Anne "Kim" Walker, American film and television actress (d. 2001)

Births52 years ago

1970 - Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Quincy Watts, American sprinter and football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Brian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - José Emilio Amavisca, Spanish footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Armstrong, English footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jean Dujardin, French actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ilya Markov, Russian race walker

Births48 years ago

1972 - Brian McBride, American soccer player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Poppy Montgomery, Australian-American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Robin Tunney, American actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jahine Arnold, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi, Bangladeshi member of parliament

Births46 years ago

1975 - Hugh Dancy, English actor and model

Births45 years ago

1975 - Anthony Parker, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Anar Baghirov, Azerbaijani lawyer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dennis Crowley, American businessman, co-founded Foursquare

Births44 years ago

1976 - Bryan Hughes, English footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anita Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zoe Saldana, American actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - José Kléberson, Brazilian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jean Carroll, Irish cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dan Ellis, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer and manager

Births40 years ago

1980 - Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi, Saudi Arabian long jumper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Moss Burmester, New Zealand swimmer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alexander Frolov, Russian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chris Vermuelen, Australian motorcycle racer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Macklemore, American rapper

Births37 years ago

1983 - Aidan Turner, Irish actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Paul Dano, American actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Wieke Dijkstra, Dutch field hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ai Miyazato, Japanese golfer

Births35 years ago

1985 - José Ernesto Sosa, Argentinian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dire Tune, Ethiopian runner

Births35 years ago

1986 - Aoiyama Kōsuke, Bulgarian sumo wrestler

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lázaro Borges, Cuban pole vaulter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Diego Hypólito, Brazilian gymnast

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marvin Williams, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Rashard Mendenhall, American football player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jacob deGrom, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Moa Hjelmer, Swedish sprinter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Xavier Rhodes, American football player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Keaton Jennings, South African-English cricketer

Births28 years ago

Deaths

404 - Huan Xuan, Jin-dynasty warlord and emperor of Huan Chu (b. 369)

Deaths

626 - Soga no Umako, Japanese son of Soga no Iname (b. 551)

Deaths

930 - Xiao Qing, chancellor of Later Liang (b. 862)

Deaths

1027 - Romuald, Italian mystic and saint (b. 951)

Deaths993 years ago

1185 - Taira no Munemori, Japanese soldier (b. 1147)

Deaths835 years ago

1282 - Eleanor de Montfort, Welsh princess (b. 1252)

Deaths738 years ago

1312 - Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English politician (b. 1284)

Deaths708 years ago

1341 - Juliana Falconieri, Italian nun and saint (b. 1270)

Deaths679 years ago

1364 - Elisenda of Montcada, queen consort and regent of Aragon (b. 1292)

Deaths656 years ago

1504 - Bernhard Walther, German astronomer and humanist (b. 1430)

Deaths516 years ago

1542 - Leo Jud, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1482)

Deaths478 years ago

1545 - Abraomas Kulvietis, Lithuanian-Russian lawyer and jurist (b. 1509)

Deaths475 years ago
Deaths453 years ago
Deaths436 years ago

1608 - Alberico Gentili, Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1551)

Deaths412 years ago

1650 - Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver and publisher (b. 1593)

Deaths370 years ago

1747 - Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1669)

Deaths273 years ago

1747 - Nader Shah, Persian leader (b. 1688)

Deaths273 years ago

1762 - Johann Ernst Eberlin, German organist and composer (b. 1702)

Deaths258 years ago

1768 - Benjamin Tasker Sr., American soldier and politician, 10th Colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)

Deaths252 years ago

1786 - Nathanael Greene, American general (b. 1742)

Deaths234 years ago

1805 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter and educator (b. 1724)

Deaths215 years ago

1820 - Joseph Banks, English botanist and author (b. 1743)

Deaths200 years ago

1844 - Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French zoologist and biologist (b. 1772)

Deaths176 years ago

1864 - Richard Heales, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Victoria (b. 1822)

Deaths156 years ago

1864 - Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, American soldier (b. 1843)

Deaths156 years ago

1865 - Evangelos Zappas, Greek-Romanian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1800)

Deaths155 years ago

1867 - Miguel Miramón, Unconstitutional president of Mexico, 1859-1860 (b. 1832)

Deaths153 years ago

1867 - Maximilian I of Mexico (b. 1832)

Deaths153 years ago

1874 - Ferdinand Stoliczka, Moravian palaeontologist and ornithologist (b. 1838)

Deaths146 years ago

1884 - Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian-French politician and diplomat (b. 1810)

Deaths136 years ago

1903 - Herbert Vaughan, English cardinal (b. 1832)

Deaths117 years ago

1918 - Francesco Baracca, Italian fighter pilot (b. 1888)

Deaths102 years ago

1921 - Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet and author (b. 1888)

Deaths99 years ago

1922 - Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (b. 1874)

Deaths98 years ago

1932 - Sol Plaatje, South African journalist and activist (b. 1876)

Deaths88 years ago

1937 - J. M. Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (b. 1860)

Deaths83 years ago

1939 - Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (b. 1878)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - Maurice Jaubert, French composer and conductor (b. 1900)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - C. V. Hartman, Swiss botanist and anthropologist (b. 1862)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Otto Hirsch, German jurist and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths79 years ago

1949 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian philosopher and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1884)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1915)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1918)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (b. 1874)

Deaths64 years ago

1962 - Frank Borzage, American film director and actor (b. 1894)

Deaths58 years ago

1966 - Ed Wynn, American actor and comedian (b. 1886)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - James Joseph Sweeney, American bishop (b. 1898)

Deaths52 years ago

1975 - Sam Giancana, American mob boss (b. 1908)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and philosopher (b. 1933)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Paul Popenoe, American explorer and scholar, founded Relationship counseling (b. 1888)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - Lee Krasner, American painter and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Margaret Carver Leighton, American author (b. 1896)

Deaths33 years ago

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

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Gladys Spellman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Betti Alver, Estonian author and poet (b. 1906)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - George Addes, American trade union leader, co-founded United Automobile Workers (b. 1911)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 – Isabella Smith Andrews, New Zealand writer (b. 1905)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Jean Arthur, American actress (b. 1900)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Peter Townsend, Burmese-English captain and pilot (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

2001 - Stanley Mosk, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - John Heyer, Australian director and producer (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Clayton Kirkpatrick, journalist and newspaper editor (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Alberto Mijangos, Mexican-American painter and educator (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Terry Hoeppner, American football player and coach (b. 1947)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist, founded Bartaman (b. 1934)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese engineer and surveyor (b. 1895)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (b. 1962)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton, English philosopher and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer, journalist and political activist (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Norbert Tiemann, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Nebraska (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Vince Flynn, American author (b. 1966)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (b. 1961)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dave Jennings, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1965)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Slim Whitman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Oskar-Hubert Dennhardt, German general (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer (b. 1985)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Anton Yelchin, American actor (b. 1989)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Otto Warmbier, American college student detained in North Korea (b. 1994)

Deaths3 years ago
Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Etika, American YouTuber and streamer (b. 1990)

Deaths1 years ago

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