Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern hemisphere, and its related observance:Earliest day on which Day of the Finnish Flag can fall, while June 26 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday of Midsummer's Day (Finland)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern hemisphere, and its related observance:International Surfing Day (on or near Summer solstice)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern hemisphere, and its related observance:Litha / Midsummer celebrations in the northern hemisphere, Yule in the southern hemisphere.

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

Events

451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.

Events
Events840 years ago

1620 - The Battle of Höchst takes place during the Thirty Years' War.

Events400 years ago

1631 - The Sack of Baltimore: The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.

Events389 years ago
Events368 years ago

1685 - Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.

Events335 years ago

1756 - A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.

Events264 years ago
Events238 years ago

1787 - Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the 'United States'.

Events233 years ago
Events231 years ago

1819 - The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.

Events201 years ago

1837 - Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.

Events183 years ago

1840 - Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.

Events180 years ago

1862 - Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.

Events157 years ago

1877 - Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Events143 years ago

1893 - Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.

Events127 years ago

1895 - The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.

Events125 years ago

1900 - Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.

Events120 years ago

1900 - Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.

Events120 years ago

1921 - Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.

Events99 years ago

1941 - The United States Army Air Corps is deprecated to being the American training and logistics section of what is known until 1947 as the United States Army Air Forces, just two days before Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union.

Events79 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Detroit race riot breaks out and continues for three more days.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Royal Air Force launches Operation Bellicose, the first shuttle bombing raid of the war. Lancaster bombers damage the V-2 rocket production facilities at the Zeppelin Works while en route to an air base in Algeria.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot".

Events76 years ago

1944 - Continuation War: The Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg-Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.

Events76 years ago

1944 - The experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip.

Events75 years ago

1948 - The Deutsche Mark is introduced in Western Allied-occupied Germany. The Communists respond by imposing the Berlin Blockade four days later.

Events72 years ago

1956 - A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.

Events64 years ago

1959 - A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.

Events61 years ago

1960 - The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).

Events60 years ago

1963 - Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington and Moscow.

Events57 years ago

1972 - Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what is known as the Ezeiza massacre. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.

Events47 years ago

1973 - Aeroméxico Flight 229 crashes on approach to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, killing all 27 people on board.

Events47 years ago

1975 - The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".

Events45 years ago

1979 - ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.

Events41 years ago

1982 - The Argentine Corbeta Uruguay base on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.

Events38 years ago

1990 - Asteroid Eureka is discovered.

Events30 years ago

1990 - The 7.4 MwManjil–Rudbar earthquake affects northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000–50,000, and injuring 60,000–105,000.

Events30 years ago

1991 - German Bundestag votes to move seat of government from the former West German capital of Bonn to the present capital Berlin.

Events29 years ago

1994 - The 1994 Imam Reza shrine bomb explosion in Iran leaves at least 25 dead and 70 to 300 injured.

Events26 years ago
Events17 years ago

Births

1005 - Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph of Egypt (d. 1036)

Births1015 years ago

1389 - John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English statesman (d. 1435)

Births631 years ago

1469 - Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)

Births551 years ago

1566 - Sigismund III Vasa, Polish and Swedish king (d. 1632)

Births454 years ago

1583 - Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1652)

Births437 years ago

1634 - Charles Emmanuel II, duke of Savoy (d. 1675)

Births386 years ago

1642 - George Hickes, English minister and scholar (d. 1715)

Births378 years ago

1647 - John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)

Births373 years ago

1717 - Jacques Saly, French sculptor and painter (d. 1776)

Births303 years ago

1723 - Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)

Births297 years ago

1737 - Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1786)

Births283 years ago

1754 - Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, princess of Baden (d. 1832)

Births266 years ago

1756 - Joseph Martin Kraus, German-Swedish composer and educator (d. 1792)

Births264 years ago

1761 - Jacob Hübner, German entomologist and author (d. 1826)

Births259 years ago

1763 - Wolfe Tone, Irish rebel leader (d. 1798)

Births257 years ago

1770 - Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)

Births250 years ago

1771 - Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright (d. 1820)

Births249 years ago

1771 - Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1848)

Births249 years ago

1777 - Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (d. 1840)

Births243 years ago
Births242 years ago

1786 - Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet and author (d. 1859)

Births234 years ago

1796 - Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)

Births224 years ago

1808 - Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1888)

Births212 years ago

1809 - Isaak August Dorner, German theologian and academic (d. 1884)

Births211 years ago

1813 - Joseph Autran, French poet and author (d. 1877)

Births207 years ago

1819 - Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)

Births201 years ago

1855 - Richard Lodge, English historian and academic (d. 1936)

Births165 years ago

1858 - Charles W. Chesnutt, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1932)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Alexander Winton, Scottish-American race car driver and engineer (d. 1932)

Births160 years ago

1860 - Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

Births159 years ago

1865 - George Redmayne Murray, English biologist and physician (d. 1939)

Births155 years ago

1866 - James Burns, English cricketer (d. 1957)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded the Kirloskar Group (d. 1956)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Georges Dufrénoy, French painter and academic (d. 1943)

Births150 years ago
Births148 years ago

1875 - Reginald Punnett, English geneticist, statistician, and academic (d. 1967)

Births145 years ago

1882 - Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (d. 1937)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Mary R. Calvert, American astronomer and author (d. 1974)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1970)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist and academic (d. 1927)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Kurt Schwitters, German painter and illustrator (d. 1948)

Births133 years ago

1889 - John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (d. 1951)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)

Births129 years ago

1891 - John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1976)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Wilhelm Zaisser, German soldier and politician (d. 1958)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Lloyd Hall, American chemist and academic (d. 1971)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Elisabeth Hauptmann, German author and playwright (d. 1973)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Jean Moulin, French soldier and engineer (d. 1943)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Sam Rabin, English wrestler, sculptor, and singer (d. 1991)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Lillian Hellman, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1984)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Bob King, American high jumper and obstetrician (d. 1965)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Gus Schilling, American actor (d. 1957)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor (d. 1959)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Josephine Johnson, American author and poet (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Jack Torrance, American shot putter and football player (d. 1969)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Gordon Juckes, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Turkish archaeologist and academic

Births106 years ago

1915 - Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (d. 1973)

Births104 years ago

1916 - T. Texas Tyler, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Helena Rasiowa, Austrian-Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1918 - George Lynch, American race car driver (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian-American author (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago
Births100 years ago

1920 - Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (d. 1954)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Thomas Jefferson, American trumpet player (d. 1986)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Byron Farwell, American historian and author (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Pancho Segura, Ecuadorian tennis player (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jerzy Nowak, Polish actor and educator (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Fritz Koenig, German sculptor and academic, designed The Sphere (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Doris Hart, American tennis player and educator (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli general and politician, 9th Israeli Minister of Tourism (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (d. 1964)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Martin Landau, American actor and producer (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jean-Marie Le Pen, French intelligence officer and politician

Births92 years ago

1928 - Asrat Woldeyes, Ethiopian surgeon and educator (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Anne Weale, English journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Edith Windsor, American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor and academic (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - John Waine, English bishop

Births90 years ago

1931 - Olympia Dukakis, American actress

Births89 years ago

1931 - James Tolkan, American actor and director

Births89 years ago

1932 - Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet and author (d. 1994)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Danny Aiello, American actor (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Claire Tomalin, English journalist and author

Births87 years ago

1934 - Wendy Craig, English actress

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jim Barker, American politician (d. 2005)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster

Births85 years ago

1935 - Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1971)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Billy Guy, American singer (d. 2002)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Enn Vetemaa, Estonian author and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Stafford Dean, English actor and singer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jerry Keller, American singer-songwriter

Births83 years ago

1938 - Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Mickie Most, English music producer (d. 2003)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Budge Rogers, English rugby player and manager

Births81 years ago

1940 - Eugen Drewermann, German priest and theologian

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Mahoney, English actor (d. 2018)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Stephen Frears, English actor, director, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut

Births79 years ago

1942 - Neil Trudinger, Australian mathematician and theorist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births78 years ago

1945 - Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Xanana Gusmão, Timorese soldier and politician, 1st President of East Timor

Births74 years ago

1946 - David Kazhdan, Russian-Israeli mathematician and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bob Vila, American television host

Births74 years ago

1946 - André Watts, American pianist and educator

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, American pop singer (The Crystals)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Cirilo Flores, American bishop (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan politician, 10th President of Nauru

Births72 years ago

1949 - Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass player and songwriter (d. 2018)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician, 76th Prime Minister of Iraq

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tress MacNeille, American actress and voice artist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sheila McLean, Scottish scholar and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Paul Muldoon, Irish poet and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - John Goodman, American actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Vikram Seth, Indian author and poet

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robert Crais, American author and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Willy Rampf, German engineer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Allan Lamb, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

Births66 years ago

1955 - E. Lynn Harris, American author (d. 2009)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Reid, English footballer and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sohn Suk-hee, South Korean newscaster

Births64 years ago

1958 - Kelly Johnson, English hard rock guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)

Births62 years ago

1960 - Philip M. Parker, American economist and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - John Taylor, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor

Births60 years ago

1963 - Kirk Baptiste, American sprinter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mark Ovenden, British author and broadcaster

Births57 years ago

1964 - Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Silke Möller, German runner

Births56 years ago

1966 - Boaz Yakin, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Nicole Kidman, American-Australian actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dan Tyminski, American singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Robert Rodriguez, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Paulo Bento, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician and academic

Births51 years ago

1969 - MaliVai Washington, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago
Births50 years ago

1970 - Athol Williams, South African poet and social philosopher

Births50 years ago

1971 - Rodney Rogers, American basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jeordie White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Chino Moreno, American singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1975 - Joan Balcells, Spanish tennis player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Amos Lee, American singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1978 - Frank Lampard, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Charles Howell III, American golfer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Franco Semioli, Italian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Fabian Wegmann, German cyclist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Brede Hangeland, Norwegian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Example, English singer/rapper

Births38 years ago

1983 - Josh Childress, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Darren Sproles, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Hassan Adams, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Saki Aibu, Japanese actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aurélien Chedjou, Cameroonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Matt Flynn, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Dreama Walker, American actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Asmir Begović, Bosnian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Joseph Ebuya, Kenyan runner

Births33 years ago

1989 - Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Javier Pastore, Argentinian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Terrelle Pryor, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - DeQuan Jones, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegalese footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Rick ten Voorde, Dutch footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Sead Kolašinac, Bosnian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Leonard Williams, American football player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Sam Bennett, Canadian ice hockey player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

656 - Uthman ibn Affan, Rashidun caliph (b. 577)

Deaths

840 - Louis the Pious, Carolingian emperor (b. 778)

Deaths

930 - Hucbald, Frankish monk and music theorist

Deaths

981 - Adalbert, archbishop of Magdeburg

Deaths

1176 - Mikhail of Vladimir, Russian prince

Deaths844 years ago

1351 - Margareta Ebner, German nun and mystic (b. 1291)

Deaths669 years ago
Deaths615 years ago

1597 - Willem Barentsz, Dutch cartographer and explorer (b. 1550)

Deaths423 years ago
Deaths415 years ago

1668 - Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (b. 1620)

Deaths352 years ago

1776 - Benjamin Huntsman, English businessman (b. 1704)

Deaths244 years ago

1787 - Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (b. 1723)

Deaths233 years ago

1800 - Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and academic (b. 1719)

Deaths220 years ago

1810 - Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (b. 1755)

Deaths210 years ago

1815 - Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)

Deaths205 years ago

1820 - Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian general, economist, and politician (b. 1770)

Deaths200 years ago
Deaths183 years ago

1840 - Pierre Claude François Daunou, French historian and politician (b. 1761)

Deaths180 years ago

1847 - Juan Larrea, Argentinian captain and politician (b. 1782)

Deaths173 years ago

1869 - Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (b. 1835)

Deaths151 years ago

1870 - Jules de Goncourt, French historian and author (b. 1830)

Deaths150 years ago

1872 - Élie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)

Deaths148 years ago

1875 - Joseph Meek, American police officer and politician (b. 1810)

Deaths145 years ago

1888 - Johannes Zukertort, Polish-English chess player (b. 1842)

Deaths132 years ago

1906 - John Clayton Adams, English painter (b. 1840)

Deaths114 years ago

1909 - Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (b. 1845)

Deaths111 years ago

1925 - Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1842)

Deaths95 years ago

1929 - Emmanouil Benakis, Greek merchant and politician, 35th Mayor of Athens (b. 1843)

Deaths91 years ago

1945 - Bruno Frank, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1878)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)

Deaths73 years ago

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

Deaths68 years ago

1958 - Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1898)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Bernard Baruch, American financier and politician (b. 1870)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1894)

Deaths54 years ago

1975 - Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, Hatian anthropologist (b. 1898)

Deaths45 years ago

1974 - Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker player (b. 1912)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1913)

Deaths42 years ago

1984 - Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)

Deaths36 years ago

1995 - Emil Cioran, Romanian-French philosopher and educator (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (b. 1917)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Clifton Fadiman, American game show host, author, and critic (b. 1902)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano (b. 1900)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Erwin Chargaff, Austrian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Jim Bacon, Australian politician, 41st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1950)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Larry Collins, American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2010 - Roberto Rosato, Italian footballer (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Ryan Dunn, American television personality (b. 1977)

Deaths9 years ago
Deaths8 years ago

2012 - LeRoy Neiman, American painter (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago
Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Andrew Sarris, American critic (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ingvar Rydell, Swedish footballer (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2015 - Angelo Niculescu, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Miriam Schapiro, Canadian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Prodigy, American music artist (b. 1974)

Deaths3 years ago

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Blessed Margareta Ebner

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