Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Helen Keller Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Djibouti from France in 1977.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National HIV Testing Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

National PTSD Awareness Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Seven Sleepers' Day or Siebenschläfertag (Germany)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1358 - The Republic of Ragusa is founded.

Events662 years ago

1497 - Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.

Events523 years ago

1556 - The thirteen Stratford Martyrs are burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

Events464 years ago

1743 - In the Battle of Dettingen, George II becomes the last reigning British monarch to participate in a battle.

Events277 years ago

1760 - Cherokee warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Echoee near present-day Otto, North Carolina during the Anglo-Cherokee War.

Events260 years ago

1806 - British forces take Buenos Aires during the first of the British invasions of the River Plate.

Events214 years ago

1844 - Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are killed by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

Events176 years ago

1864 - Confederate forces defeat Union forces during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War.

Events156 years ago

1895 - The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.

Events125 years ago

1898 - The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

Events122 years ago

1905 - During the Russo-Japanese War, sailors start a mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin.

Events115 years ago

1927 - Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi convenes an eleven-day conference to discuss Japan's strategy in China. The Tanaka Memorial, a forged plan for world domination, is later claimed to be a secret report leaked from this conference.

Events93 years ago

1941 - Romanian authorities launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iași, resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.

Events79 years ago

1941 - German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.

Events79 years ago

1946 - In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.

Events74 years ago

1950 - The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

Events70 years ago

1952 - Guatemala passes Decree 900, ordering the redistribution of uncultivated land.

Events68 years ago

1954 - The Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, the Soviet Union's first nuclear power station, opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.

Events66 years ago

1954 - The FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.

Events66 years ago

1957 - Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the TexasLouisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

Events63 years ago

1971 - After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes Fillmore East in New York, the "Church of Rock and Roll".

Events49 years ago

1973 - The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.

Events47 years ago

1974 - U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.

Events46 years ago

1976 - Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

Events44 years ago

1977 - France grants independence to Djibouti.

Events43 years ago

1980 - The 'Ustica massacre': Itavia Flight 870 crashes in the sea while en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, killing all 81 on board.

Events40 years ago

1981 - The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its "Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China", laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.

Events38 years ago

1988 - The Gare de Lyon rail accident in Paris, France, kills 56 people.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.

Events29 years ago

1994 - Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan. Seven people are killed, 660 injured.

Events26 years ago

2007 - Tony Blair resigns as British Prime Minister, a position he had held since 1997.

Events13 years ago

2007 - The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Events13 years ago

2008 - In a highly scrutinized election President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is re-elected in a landslide after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a week earlier, citing violence against his party's supporters.

Events12 years ago

2013 - NASA launches the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, a space probe to observe the Sun.

Events7 years ago

2014 - At least fourteen people are killed when a Gas Authority of India Limited pipeline explodes in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A midair explosion from flammable powder at a recreational water park in Taiwan injures at least 510 people with about 183 in serious condition in intensive care.

Events5 years ago

2017 - A series of powerful cyberattacks using the Petya malware begins that swamped websites of Ukrainian organizations and counterparts with Ukrainian connections around the globe.

Events3 years ago

Births

Births

1350 - Manuel II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1425)

Births670 years ago

1430 - Henry Holland, 3rd Duke of Exeter, Lancastrian leader (d. 1475)

Births590 years ago

1462 - Louis XII, king of France (d. 1515)

Births558 years ago

1464 - Ernst II of Saxony, Archbishop of Magdeburg (1476–1513) (d. 1513)

Births556 years ago
Births523 years ago

1550 - Charles IX, king of France (d. 1574)

Births470 years ago
Births424 years ago

1696 - William Pepperrell, American merchant and soldier (d. 1759)

Births324 years ago

1717 - Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (d. 1799)

Births303 years ago

1767 - Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer and academic (d. 1843)

Births253 years ago

1805 - Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)

Births215 years ago

1806 - Augustus De Morgan, English mathematician and logician (d. 1871)

Births214 years ago

1812 - Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy Waterston, American writer (d. 1899)

Births208 years ago

1817 - Louise von François, German author (d. 1893)

Births203 years ago

1828 - Bryan O'Loghlen, Irish-Australian politician, 13th Premier of Victoria (d. 1905)

Births192 years ago

1838 - Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1894)

Births182 years ago

1838 - Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 (d. 1914)

Births182 years ago

1846 - Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (d. 1891)

Births174 years ago

1850 - Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1919)

Births170 years ago

1850 - Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese historian and author (d. 1904)

Births170 years ago

1862 - May Irwin, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1938)

Births158 years ago

1865 - John Monash, Australian engineer and general (d. 1931)

Births155 years ago

1869 - Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (d. 1961)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Emma Goldman, Lithuanian-Canadian philosopher and activist (d. 1940)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Hans Spemann, German embryologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Frank Rattray Lillie, American zoologist and embryologist (d. 1947)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Heber Doust Curtis, American astronomer (d. 1942)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1906)

Births148 years ago

1880 - Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist (d. 1968)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Eduard Spranger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1963)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Pierre Montet, French historian and academic (d. 1966)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Guilhermina Suggia, Portuguese cellist (d. 1950)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1958)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Lewis Bernstein Namier, Polish-English historian and academic (d. 1960)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Antoinette Perry, American actress and director (d. 1946)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Paul Colin, French illustrator (d. 1985)

Births128 years ago

1899 - Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Dixie Brown, British boxer (d. 1957)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Merle Tuve, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Catherine Cookson, English author and philanthropist (d. 1998)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Vernon Watkins, Welsh-American poet and painter (d. 1967)

Births114 years ago

1907 - John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian physician and author (d. 1967)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Marion M. Magruder, American Marine officer, commander of the VMF(N)-533 squadron. (d. 1997)

Births109 years ago

1912 - E. R. Braithwaite, Guyanese novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat (d. 2016)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Elton Britt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Philip Guston, American painter and academic (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Willie Mosconi, American pool player (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Robert Aickman, English author and activist, co-founded the Inland Waterways Association (d. 1981)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Helena Benitez, Filipina academic and administrator (d. 2016)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Margaret Ekpo, Nigerian women's rights activist, social mobilizer and politician (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1988)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Aideu Handique, Indian actress (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1915 - John Alexander Moore, American zoologist and academic (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Robert Normann, Norwegian guitarist (d. 1998)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Adolph Kiefer, American swimmer (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1919 - M. Carl Holman, American author, educator, poet, and playwright (d. 1988)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Amala Shankar, Indian danseuse

Births101 years ago

1920 - Fernando Riera, Chilean football player and manager (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Muriel Pavlow, English actress (d. 2019)

Births99 years ago

1922 - George Walker, American composer (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Jacques Berthier, French organist and composer (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Elmo Hope, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Bob Appleyard, English cricketer and businessman (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Leonard Lerman, American geneticist and biologist (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Doc Pomus, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Wayne Terwilliger, American second baseman, coach, and manager

Births95 years ago

1927 - Bob Keeshan, American actor and producer (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1928 - James Lincoln Collier, American journalist and author

Births92 years ago

1928 - Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1995)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Dick the Bruiser, American football player and wrestler (d. 1991)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Peter Maas, American journalist and author (d. 2001)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ross Perot, American businessman and politician (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist

Births89 years ago

1931 - Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births89 years ago

1932 - Eddie Kasko, American baseball player and manager

Births88 years ago

1932 - Anna Moffo, American operatic soprano (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Hugh Wood, English composer

Births88 years ago

1936 - Lucille Clifton, American author and poet (d. 2010)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Shirley Anne Field, English actress

Births84 years ago

1937 - Joseph P. Allen, American physicist and astronaut

Births83 years ago

1937 - Otto Herrigel, Namibian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Kirkpatrick Sale, American author and scholar

Births83 years ago

1938 - Bruce Babbitt, American lawyer and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Interior

Births82 years ago

1938 - David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, Scottish lieutenant and judge

Births82 years ago

1938 - Konrad Kujau, German illustrator (d. 2000)

Births82 years ago

1939 - R. D. Burman, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1994)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 2000)

Births81 years ago
Births80 years ago

1941 - Bill Baxley, American lawyer and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Alabama

Births79 years ago

1941 - James P. Hogan, English-Irish author (d. 2010)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bruce Johnston, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ravi Batra, Indian-American economist and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Angela King, English environmentalist and author, co-founded Common Ground

Births76 years ago

1944 - Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Joey Covington, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Norma Kamali, American fashion designer

Births75 years ago

1948 - Camile Baudoin, American guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Vera Wang, American fashion designer

Births71 years ago

1951 - Ulf Andersson, Swedish chess player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Julia Duffy, American actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gilson Lavis, English drummer (Squeeze) and portrait artist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mary McAleese, Irish academic and politician, 8th President of Ireland

Births69 years ago

1952 - Madan Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Igor Gräzin, Estonian academic and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alice McDermott, American novelist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Richard Ibbotson, English admiral

Births66 years ago

1955 - Isabelle Adjani, French actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Heiner Dopp, German field hockey player and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Gabriella Dorio, Italian runner

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lisa Germano, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Dan Jurgens, American author and illustrator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lorrie Morgan, American singer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Craig Hodges, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Robert King, English harpsichordist and conductor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jeremy Swift, English actor

Births60 years ago

1962 - Michael Ball, English actor and singer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Sunanda Pushkar, India-born Canadian businesswoman (d. 2014)

Births58 years ago
Births57 years ago

1963 - Johnny Benson Jr., American race car driver

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Chuck Person, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Simon Sebag Montefiore, English journalist, historian, and author

Births55 years ago

1965 - S. Manikavasagam, Malaysian politician and social activist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Óscar Vega, Spanish boxer

Births55 years ago

1966 - J.J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jörg Bergen, German footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeff Conine, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Aigars Kalvītis, Latvian politician, businessman, and former Prime Minister of Latvia

Births54 years ago

1967 - Sylvie Fréchette, Canadian swimmer and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - George Hamilton, Northern Irish police officer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Vasiliy Kaptyukh, Belarusian discus thrower

Births53 years ago

1967 - Phil Kearns, Australian rugby player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kelly Ayotte, American lawyer and politician, New Hampshire Attorney General

Births52 years ago

1969 - Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater

Births51 years ago

1970 - Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (d. 2001)

Births50 years ago

1970 - John Eales, Australian rugby player and businessman

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jim Edmonds, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jo Frost, English nanny, television personality, and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Serginho, Brazilian footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Dawud Wharnsby, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Olve Eikemo (Abbath Doom Occulta), Norwegian musician

Births47 years ago

1973 - Simon Archer, English badminton player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Christian Kane, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Christopher O'Neill, English-American businessman

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ace Darling, American wrestler

Births45 years ago

1975 - Bianca Del Rio, American drag queen & comedian

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sarah Evanetz, Canadian swimmer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tobey Maguire, American actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Daryle Ward, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Johnny Estrada, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Leigh Nash, American singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Apparat, German musician

Births42 years ago

1980 - Hugo Campagnaro, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jennifer Goodridge, American keyboard player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alexander Peya, Austrian tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kevin Pietersen, South African-English cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Craig Terrill, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Andrew Embley, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Jim Johnson, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dale Steyn, South African cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nikola Rakočević, Serbian actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Khloé Kardashian, American model, businesswoman, and radio host

Births36 years ago

1984 - D.J. King, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - James Hook, Welsh rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nico Rosberg, German race car driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sam Claflin, British actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Drake Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Bryan Fletcher, American skier

Births34 years ago

1987 - India de Beaufort, English actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ed Westwick, English actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Stefani Bismpikou, Greek gymnast

Births32 years ago

1988 - Matthew Spiranovic, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kate Ziegler, American swimmer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Hana Birnerová, Czech tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Matthew Lewis, English actor

Births31 years ago

1992 - Ahn So-hee, South Korean singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Karthika Nair, Indian film actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Johanna Talihärm, Estonian biathlete

Births27 years ago

1993 - Alberto Campbell-Staines, Australian athlete

Births27 years ago

1994 - Anita Husarić, Bosnian tennis player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

992 - Conan I of Rennes, Duke of Brittany

Deaths
Deaths858 years ago

1194 - King Sancho VI of Navarre (b. 1132)

Deaths826 years ago
Deaths724 years ago
Deaths562 years ago

1497 - Michael An Gof, rebel leader

Deaths523 years ago

1497 - Thomas Flamank, rebel leader

Deaths523 years ago

1574 - Giorgio Vasari, Italian historian, painter, and architect (b. 1511)

Deaths446 years ago
Deaths419 years ago

1603 - Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1539)

Deaths417 years ago

1627 - John Hayward, English historian, journalist, and politician (b. 1564)

Deaths393 years ago

1636 - Date Masamune, Japanese strongman (b. 1567)

Deaths384 years ago

1654 - Johannes Valentinus Andreae, German theologian (b. 1586)

Deaths366 years ago

1655 - Eleonora Gonzaga, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1598)

Deaths365 years ago

1672 - Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (b. 1597)

Deaths348 years ago

1720 - Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet and author (b. 1639)

Deaths300 years ago
Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Philippe de Noailles, French general (b. 1715)

Deaths226 years ago

1827 - Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian and academic (b. 1754)

Deaths193 years ago

1829 - James Smithson, English chemist and mineralogist (b. 1765)

Deaths191 years ago

1831 - Sophie Germain, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1776)

Deaths189 years ago

1839 - Ranjit Singh, founder of the Sikh Empire (b. 1780)

Deaths181 years ago

1844 - Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (b. 1800)

Deaths176 years ago

1844 - Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founded the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)

Deaths176 years ago

1878 - Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (b. 1800)

Deaths142 years ago

1894 - Giorgio Costantino Schinas, Maltese architect and civil engineer (b. 1834)

Deaths126 years ago

1896 - John Berryman, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1825)

Deaths124 years ago

1905 - Harold Mahony, Scottish-Irish tennis player (b. 1867)

Deaths115 years ago

1907 - Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator, co-founded Radcliffe College (b. 1822)

Deaths113 years ago

1911 - Victor Surridge, English motorcycle racer (b. 1882)

Deaths109 years ago

1912 - George Bonnor, Australian cricketer (b. 1855)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Karl Allmenröder, German soldier and pilot (b. 1896)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Peter Sturholdt, American boxer (b. 1885)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1839)

Deaths100 years ago

1934 - Francesco Buhagiar, Maltese politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1876)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Eugene Augustin Lauste, French-American inventor (b. 1857)

Deaths85 years ago

1944 - Milan Hodža, Czech journalist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia (b. 1878)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Wanda Gág, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)

Deaths74 years ago

1949 - Frank Smythe, English botanist and mountaineer (b. 1900)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Milada Horáková, Czech politician, victim of judicial murder (b. 1901)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Max Dehn, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths68 years ago

1957 - Hermann Buhl, Austrian soldier and mountaineer (b. 1924)

Deaths63 years ago

1960 - Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (b. 1871)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Paul Viiding, Estonian author, poet, and critic (b. 1904)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler and scholar (b. 1902)

Deaths50 years ago

1975 - G.I. Taylor, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1886)

Deaths45 years ago

1986 - George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player and referee (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Billy Snedden, Australian lawyer and politician, 17th Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1926)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - A. J. Ayer, English philosopher and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Milton Subotsky, American-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1996 - Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Pierre Pflimlin, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author, illustrator, and painter (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - John Entwistle, English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Robert L. J. Long, American admiral (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - David Newman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Shelby Foote, American historian and author (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ray Holmes, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - John T. Walton, American businessman, co-founded the Children's Scholarship Fund (b. 1946)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer (b. 1959)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - William Hutt, Canadian actor (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Sam Manekshaw, Indian field marshal (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Gale Storm, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Corey Allen, American film and television actor, writer, director, and producer (b. 1934)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Mike Doyle, English footballer (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Stan Cox, English runner (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rosemary Dobson, Australian poet and illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Stefano Borgonovo, Italian footballer (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ian Scott, English-New Zealand painter (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Edmond Blanchard, Canadian jurist and politician (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Allen Grossman, American poet, critic, and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leslie Manigat, Haitian educator and politician, 43rd President of Haiti (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Violet Milstead, Canadian World War II aviator and bush pilot (b. 2014)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rachid Solh, Lebanese politician, 48th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Zvi Elpeleg, Polish-Israeli diplomat, author, and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Knut Helle, Norwegian historian and professor (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chris Squire, English musician (bass guitarist), singer and songwriter, member of the rock band Yes (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Bud Spencer, Italian swimmer, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Peter L. Berger, Austrian sociologist (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Joe Jackson, American manager, father of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson (b. 1928)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Liz Jackson, Australian journalist and former barrister (b. 1951)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - William McBridge, Australian obstetrician (b. 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

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