Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Mozambique from Portugal in 1975.

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

Events

524 - The Franks are defeated by the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.

Events

841 - In the Battle of Fontenay-en-Puisaye, forces led by Charles the Bald and Louis the German defeat the armies of Lothair I of Italy and Pepin II of Aquitaine.

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1258 - War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Acre, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet sailing to relieve Acre.

Events762 years ago

1530 - At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession is presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors of Germany.

Events490 years ago

1658 - Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Rio Nuevo during the Anglo-Spanish War.

Events362 years ago

1678 - Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy when she graduates from the University of Padua.

Events342 years ago
Events279 years ago
Events234 years ago

1788 - Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Events232 years ago

1848 - A photograph of the June Days uprising becomes the first known instance of photojournalism.

Events172 years ago

1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.

Events144 years ago

1900 - The Taoist monk Wang Yuanlu discovers the Dunhuang manuscripts, a cache of ancient texts that are of great historical and religious significance, in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China.

Events120 years ago

1906 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills prominent architect Stanford White.

Events114 years ago

1910 - The United States Congress passes the Mann Act, which prohibits interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes”; the ambiguous language would be used to selectively prosecute people for years to come.

Events110 years ago

1910 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird is premiered in Paris, bringing him to prominence as a composer.

Events110 years ago

1913 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

Events107 years ago

1923 - Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH.4B biplane.

Events97 years ago

1935 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established.

Events85 years ago

1938 - Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated as the first President of Ireland.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: The French armistice with Germany comes into effect.

Events80 years ago

1943 - The Holocaust: Jews in the Częstochowa Ghetto in Poland stage an uprising against the Nazis.

Events77 years ago

1943 - The left-wing German Jewish exile Arthur Goldstein is murdered in Auschwitz.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic countries, begins.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: United States Navy and British Royal Navy ships bombard Cherbourg to support United States Army units engaged in the Battle of Cherbourg.

Events76 years ago

1944 - The final page of the comic Krazy Kat is published, exactly two months after its author George Herriman died.

Events76 years ago

1947 - The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.

Events73 years ago

1948 - Cold War: The Berlin airlift begins.

Events72 years ago

1950 - The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea.

Events70 years ago

1960 - Cold War: Two cryptographers working for the United States National Security Agency left for vacation to Mexico, and from there defected to the Soviet Union.

Events60 years ago

1975 - Mozambique achieves independence from Portugal.

Events45 years ago

1975 - Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares a state of internal emergency in India.

Events45 years ago

1976 - Missouri Governor Kit Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Events44 years ago

1978 - The rainbow flag representing gay pride is flown for the first time during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

Events42 years ago

1981 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

Events39 years ago

1984 - American singer Prince releases his most successful studio album, Purple Rain.

Events36 years ago

1991 - Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence by referendum from Yugoslavia.

Events29 years ago

1993 - Kim Campbell is sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

Events27 years ago
Events24 years ago

1997 - An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.

Events23 years ago

1997 - The National Hockey League approved expansion franchises for Nashville (1998), Atlanta (1999), Columbus (2000), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (2000).

Events23 years ago

2017 - The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera.

Events3 years ago

Births

Births778 years ago

1328 - William de Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English commander (d. 1397)

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1484 - Bartholomeus V. Welser, German banker (d. 1561)

Births536 years ago
Births494 years ago

1560 - Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)

Births460 years ago

1568 - Gunilla Bielke, Queen of Sweden (d. 1597)

Births452 years ago

1612 - John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (d. 1634)

Births408 years ago

1709 - Francesco Araja, Italian composer (d. 1762)

Births311 years ago

1715 - Joseph Foullon de Doué, French soldier and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1789)

Births305 years ago
Births265 years ago

1799 - David Douglas, Scottish-English botanist and explorer (d. 1834)

Births221 years ago

1814 - Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and engineer (d. 1896)

Births206 years ago

1825 - James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1888)

Births195 years ago

1852 - Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)

Births168 years ago

1858 - Georges Courteline, French author and playwright (d. 1929)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer and conductor (d. 1956)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Births156 years ago

1874 - Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (d. 1944)

Births146 years ago

1884 - Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (d. 1917)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art collector and historian (d. 1979)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Henry H. Arnold, American general (d. 1950)

Births134 years ago

1887 - George Abbott, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian author, poet, and journalist (d. 1938)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Shirō Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and general (d. 1959)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (d. 1989)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Kay Sage, American painter and poet (d. 1963)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Marta Abba, Italian actress (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian/Soviet astronomer (d. 1969)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Georgia Hale, American silent film actress and real estate investor (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Harold Roe Bartle, American businessman and politician, 47th Mayor of Kansas City (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu of Japan (d. 1953)

Births118 years ago

1903 - George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1950)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Rupert Wildt, German-American astronomer and academic (d. 1976)

Births115 years ago

1907 - J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (d. 2000)

Births112 years ago

1911 - William Howard Stein, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1912 - William T. Cahill, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Cyril Fletcher, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)

Births105 years ago

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

Births103 years ago

1917 - Claude Seignolle, French author (d. 2018)

Births103 years ago

1918 - P. H. Newby, English soldier and author (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Lassie Lou Ahern, American actress (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Celia Franca, English-Canadian ballerina and choreographer, founded the National Ballet of Canada (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Johnny Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Dorothy Gilman, American author (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jamshid Amouzegar, 43rd Prime Minister of Iran (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Dimitar Isakov, Bulgarian football player

Births96 years ago

1924 - Madan Mohan, Iraqi-Indian composer and director (d. 1975)

Births96 years ago

1924 - William J. Castagna, American lawyer and judge

Births96 years ago

1925 - Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)

Births95 years ago

1925 - June Lockhart, American actress

Births95 years ago

1925 - Clay Evans, American Baptist pastor

Births95 years ago

1925 - Robert Venturi, American architect and academic (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Salihu Ibrahim, Nigerian Army Officer

Births95 years ago

1925 - Virginia Patton, American actress and businesswoman

Births95 years ago

1926 - Margaret Anstee, English diplomat (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (d. 1973)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Stig Sollander, Swedish Alpine skier

Births94 years ago

1927 - Antal Róka, Hungarian runner (d. 1970)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Arnold Wolfendale, English astronomer and academic

Births93 years ago

1928 - Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - John A. Wickham Jr., United States Army general

Births92 years ago

1928 - Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bill Russo, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Alex Toth, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Eric Carle, American author and illustrator

Births91 years ago

1929 - Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1931 - V. P. Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Peter Blake, English painter and illustrator

Births88 years ago

1932 - Tim Parnell, English race car driver (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1932 - George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, designed the Porto School of Architecture

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jean Geissinger, American baseball player (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jack W. Hayford, American minister and author

Births86 years ago

1934 - Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (d. 2006)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ray Butt, English television producer and director (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Taufiq Ismail, Indonesian poet and activist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis

Births85 years ago

1935 - Don Demeter, American professional baseball player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (d. 2004)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Judy Howe, American artistic gymnast

Births85 years ago

1935 - Charles Sheffield, English-American mathematician, physicist, and author (d. 2002)

Births85 years ago

1936 - B. J. Habibie, Indonesian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Indonesia (d. 2019)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bert Hölldobler, German biologist and entomologist

Births84 years ago

1937 - Eddie Floyd, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter

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Births83 years ago

1937 - Doreen Wells, English ballerina and actress

Births83 years ago

1939 - Allen Fox, American tennis player and coach

Births81 years ago

1940 - Judy Amoore, Australian runner

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - A. J. Quinnell, English-Maltese author (d. 2005)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Clint Warwick, English bass player (d. 2004)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Denys Arcand, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Albert Raven, Scottish academic and ecologist

Births79 years ago

1942 - Nikiforos Diamandouros, Greek academic and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Willis Reed, American basketball player, coach, and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michel Tremblay, Canadian author and playwright

Births78 years ago

1944 - Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Baba Gana Kingibe, Nigerian politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Harry Womack, American singer (d. 1974)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-Canadian general and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Allen Lanier, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ian McDonald, English guitarist and saxophonist

Births74 years ago

1947 - John Hilton, English table tennis player

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Powell, American discus thrower

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jimmie Walker, American actor and comedian

Births73 years ago

1949 - Richard Clarke, Irish archbishop

Births71 years ago

1949 - Patrick Tambay, French race car driver

Births71 years ago

1949 - Yoon Joo-sang, South Korean actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Marcello Toninelli, Italian author and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Eva Bayer-Fluckiger, Swiss mathematician and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Péter Erdő, Hungarian cardinal

Births68 years ago

1952 - Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Martin Gerschwitz, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Alan Green, Northern Irish sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1952 - Kristina Abelli Elander, Swedish artist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and educator (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ian Davis, Australian cricketer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mario Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Paich, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Lina Romay, Spanish actress (d. 2012)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Daryush Shokof, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge

Births66 years ago

1955 - Vic Marks, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1956 - Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author (d. 2018)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Frank Paschek, German long jumper

Births64 years ago

1956 - Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Craig Young, Australian rugby player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Greg Millen, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1958 - George Becali, Romanian businessman, politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Lutz Dombrowski, German long jumper and educator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper

Births61 years ago

1959 - Bobbie Vaile, Australian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1996)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, English-Scottish journalist and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Brian Hayward, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Craig Johnston, South African-Australian footballer and photographer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Laurent Rodriguez, French rugby player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Timur Bekmambetov, Kazakh director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, producer and singer

Births59 years ago

1963 - John Benjamin Hickey, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - George Michael, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Stanley, American baseball player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dell Curry, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Phil Emery, Australian cricketer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Johnny Herbert, English race car driver and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - John McCrea, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Greg Raymer, American poker player and lawyer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Napole Polutele, French politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kerri Pottharst, Australian beach volleyball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Joseph Hii Teck Kwong, Malaysian bishop

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American basketball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tracey Spicer, Australian journalist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Adrian Garvey, Zimbabwean-South African rugby player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - Hunter Foster, American actor and singer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Zim Zum, American guitarist and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Ariel Gore, American journalist and author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Aaron Sele, American baseball player and scout

Births50 years ago

1971 - Karen Darke, English cyclist and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jason Gallian, Australian-English cricketer and educator

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rod Kafer, Australian rugby player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Neil Lennon, Northern Irish-Scottish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Michael Tucker, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Libyan engineer and politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - René Corbet, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Nisha Ganatra, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Glen Metropolit, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kiur Aarma, Estonian journalist and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Linda Cardellini, American actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Michele Merkin, American model and television host

Births45 years ago

1976 - José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Iestyn Harris, Welsh rugby player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Carlos Nieto, Argentinian-Italian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Layla El, English wrestler, model, and dancer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lola Ponce, Argentinian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Aramis Ramírez, Dominican-American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Luke Scott, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Marcus Stroud, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Marko Albert, Estonian swimmer and triathlete

Births41 years ago

1979 - Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Busy Philipps, American actress

Births41 years ago

1981 - Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper

Births39 years ago

1982 - Rain, South Korean singer and actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Todd Cooper, English swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marc Janko, Austrian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Karim Matmour, Algerian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Seda Tokatlıoğlu, Turkish volleyball player

Births34 years ago

1988 - Jhonas Enroth, Swedish ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Miguel Layún, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jack Cork, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Edgar Morais, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Rafael Morais, Portuguese actor, director, and screenwriter

Births31 years ago

1990 - Andi Eigenmann, Filipino actress

Births30 years ago

1991 - Liisi Rist, Estonian cyclist

Births29 years ago

1991 - Anna Zaja, German tennis player

Births29 years ago

1996 - Pietro Fittipaldi, Brazilian-American race car driver

Births24 years ago

1996 - Sione Mata'utia, Australian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Lele Pons, Latina-American Internet personality

Births24 years ago

1998 - Kyle Chalmers, Australian swimmer

Births22 years ago

2006 - Mckenna Grace, American actress

Births14 years ago

Deaths

635 - Gao Zu, Chinese emperor (b. 566)

Deaths

841 - Gerard of Auvergne, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

841 - Ricwin of Nantes, Frankish nobleman

Deaths1179 years ago

891 - Sunderolt, German archbishop

Deaths

931 - An Chonghui, Chinese general

Deaths
Deaths1006 years ago

1031 - Sheng Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 972)

Deaths989 years ago

1134 - Niels, king of Denmark (b. 1065)

Deaths886 years ago
Deaths802 years ago

1291 - Eleanor of Provence, queen of England (b. 1223)

Deaths729 years ago

1337 - Frederick III, king of Sicily (b. 1272)

Deaths683 years ago

1394 - Dorothea of Montau, German hermitess (b. 1347)

Deaths626 years ago

1483 - Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English courtier and translator (b. 1440)

Deaths537 years ago

1483 - Richard Grey, half brother of Edward V of England (b. 1458)

Deaths537 years ago

1522 - Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1451)

Deaths498 years ago

1533 - Mary Tudor, queen of France (b. 1496)

Deaths487 years ago

1579 - Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1541)

Deaths441 years ago

1593 - Michele Mercati, Italian physician and archaeologist (b. 1541)

Deaths427 years ago

1634 - John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)

Deaths386 years ago

1638 - Juan Pérez de Montalbán, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1602)

Deaths382 years ago

1665 - Sigismund Francis, archduke of Austria (b. 1630)

Deaths355 years ago

1669 - François de Vendôme, duke of Beaufort (b. 1616)

Deaths351 years ago

1671 - Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Italian priest and astronomer (b. 1598)

Deaths349 years ago

1673 - Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, French captain (b. 1611)

Deaths347 years ago

1686 - Simon Ushakov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1626)

Deaths334 years ago

1715 - Jean-Baptiste du Casse, French admiral and politician (b. 1646)

Deaths305 years ago

1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (b. 1681)

Deaths253 years ago

1798 - Thomas Sandby, English cartographer, painter, and architect (b. 1721)

Deaths222 years ago

1822 - E. T. A. Hoffmann, German composer, critic, and jurist (b. 1776)

Deaths198 years ago

1835 - Ebenezer Pemberton, American educator (b. 1746)

Deaths185 years ago

1838 - François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French general and engineer (b. 1774)

Deaths182 years ago

1861 - Abdülmecid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1823)

Deaths159 years ago

1866 - Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish biologist and paleontologist (b. 1803)

Deaths154 years ago

1868 - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (b. 1811)

Deaths152 years ago

1870 - David Heaton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)

Deaths150 years ago

1875 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)

Deaths145 years ago

1876 - James Calhoun, American lieutenant (b. 1845)

Deaths144 years ago

1876 - Boston Custer, American civilian army contractor (b. 1848)

Deaths144 years ago

1876 - George Armstrong Custer, American general (b. 1839)

Deaths144 years ago

1876 - Thomas Custer, American officer, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1845)

Deaths144 years ago

1876 - Myles Keogh, Irish-American officer (b. 1840)

Deaths144 years ago

1882 - François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)

Deaths138 years ago

1884 - Hans Rott, Austrian organist and composer (b. 1858)

Deaths136 years ago

1886 - Jean-Louis Beaudry, Canadian businessman and politician, 11th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1809)

Deaths134 years ago

1894 - Marie François Sadi Carnot, French engineer and politician, 5th President of France (b. 1837)

Deaths126 years ago

1906 - Stanford White, American architect, designed the Washington Square Arch (b. 1853)

Deaths114 years ago

1912 - Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-British painter (b. 1836)

Deaths108 years ago

1916 - Thomas Eakins, American painter, photographer, and sculptor (b. 1844)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (b. 1884)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (b. 1867)

Deaths102 years ago

1922 - Satyendranath Dutta, Indian poet and author (b. 1882)

Deaths98 years ago

1937 - Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900)

Deaths83 years ago

1939 - Richard Seaman, English race car driver (b. 1913)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Arthur Goldstein, German Jewish left-wing activist (c. 1887)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Dénes Berinkey, Hungarian jurist and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1871)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer and actress (b. 1906)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - Jimmy Doyle, American boxer (b. 1924)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - William C. Lee, American general (b. 1895)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Buck Freeman, American baseball player (b. 1871)

Deaths71 years ago

1949 - James Steen, American water polo player (b. 1876)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Maurice O'Sullivan, Irish police officer and author (b. 1904)

Deaths70 years ago

1958 - Alfred Noyes, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (b. 1938)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)

Deaths60 years ago

1968 - Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (b. 1924)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish physician, biologist, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1880)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (b. 1890)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (b. 1893)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter, co-founded Capitol Records (b. 1909)

Deaths44 years ago
Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Endre Szervánszky, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Dave Fleischer, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1894)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Philippe Halsman, Latvian-American photographer (b. 1906)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Felipe Cossío del Pomar, Peruvian painter and political activist (b. 1888)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Alberto Ginastera, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1916)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Michel Foucault, French historian and philosopher (b. 1926)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1962)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Ronald Gene Simmons, American sergeant and murderer (b. 1940)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Warren E. Burger, Fifteenth Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Ernest Walton, Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Arthur Snelling, English civil servant and diplomat, British Ambassador to South Africa (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer and explorer (b. 1910)

Deaths23 years ago

2002 - Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Labour (b. 1934)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Morton W. Coutts, New Zealand inventor (b. 1904)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - John Fiedler, American actor and voice artist (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Kâzım Koyuncu, Turkish singer-songwriter and activist (b. 1971)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jaap Penraat, Dutch-American humanitarian (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jeeva, Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Lyall Watson, South African anthropologist and ethologist (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (b. 1958)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Sky Saxon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Alan Plater, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Richard B. Sellars, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1915)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Annie Easley, American computer scientist and mathematician (b. 1933)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Goff Richards, English composer and conductor (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Shigemitsu Dandō, Japanese academic and jurist (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Campbell Gillies, Scottish jockey (b. 1990)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Randolph Hearst, Jr., American businessman (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lucella MacLean, American baseball player (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edgar Ross, American boxer (b. 1949)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - George Burditt, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Catherine Gibson, Scottish swimmer (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert E. Gilka, American photographer and journalist (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Harry Parker, American rower and coach (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mildred Ladner Thompson, American journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Nigel Calder, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ana María Matute, Spanish author and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ivan Plyushch, Ukrainian agronomist and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Patrick Macnee, English actor (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Egyptian-Armenian patriarch (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Richard Benjamin Harrison, American businessman and reality television personality (b. 1941)

Deaths2 years ago

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