Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo), celebrates the independence of Democratic Republic of the Congo from Belgium in 1960.

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

Events

296 - Pope Marcellinus begins his papacy.

Events

763 - The Byzantine army of emperor Constantine V defeats the Bulgarian forces in the Battle of Anchialus.

Events

1422 - Battle of Arbedo between the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.

Events598 years ago

1521 - Spanish forces defeat a combined French and Navarrese army at the Battle of Noáin during the Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre.

Events499 years ago

1559 - King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting match against Gabriel, comte de Montgomery.

Events461 years ago

1651 - The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising: The Battle of Berestechko ends with a Polish victory.

Events369 years ago

1688 - The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William, which would culminate in the Glorious Revolution.

Events332 years ago
Events262 years ago

1794 - Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery.

Events226 years ago

1805 - The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.

Events215 years ago
Events161 years ago
Events160 years ago

1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

Events156 years ago

1882 - Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.

Events138 years ago

1886 - The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal, Quebec. It arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4.

Events134 years ago
Events128 years ago

1905 - Albert Einstein sends the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik.

Events115 years ago

1906 - The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act.

Events114 years ago

1908 - The Tunguska Event, the largest impact event on Earth in human recorded history, resulting in a massive explosion over Eastern Siberia.

Events112 years ago

1912 - The Regina Cyclone, Canada's deadliest tornado event, kills 28 people in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Events108 years ago

1916 - The Battle of the Boar's Head takes place in Richebourg-l'Avoué . It is known as 'The Day Sussex Died'

Events104 years ago

1921 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States.

Events99 years ago

1922 - In Washington D.C., U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado sign the Hughes–Peynado agreement, which ends the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.

Events98 years ago

1934 - The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler's violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia appeals for aid to the League of Nations against Italy's invasion of his country.

Events84 years ago

1937 - The world's first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London.

Events83 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.

Events76 years ago

1953 - The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

Events67 years ago

1956 - A TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collide above the Grand Canyon in Arizona and crash, killing all 128 on board both airliners.

Events64 years ago

1959 - A United States Air Force F-100 Super Sabre from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, crashes into a nearby elementary school, killing 11 students plus six residents from the local neighborhood.

Events61 years ago
Events60 years ago

1963 - Ciaculli bombing: a car bomb, intended for Mafia boss Salvatore Greco, kills seven police officers and military personnel near Palermo.

Events57 years ago

1966 - The National Organization for Women, the United States' largest feminist organization, is founded.

Events54 years ago
Events52 years ago

1971 - The crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply escapes through a faulty valve.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.

Events48 years ago
Events46 years ago
Events43 years ago

1985 - Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

Events35 years ago

1986 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Bowers v. Hardwick that states can outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.

Events34 years ago

1990 - East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.

Events30 years ago

1994 - During a test flight of an Airbus A330-300 at Toulouse–Blagnac Airport, the aircraft crashes killing all seven people on board.

Events26 years ago

1997 - The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.

Events23 years ago

2005 - Due to MTV launching a new channel in Canada, Razer took over MTV Canada.

Events15 years ago

2007 - A Jeep Cherokee filled with propane canisters drives into the entrance at Glasgow Airport, Scotland in a failed terrorist attack. This was linked to the 2007 London car bombs that had taken place the day before.

Events13 years ago

2009 - Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310-300, crashes into the Indian Ocean near Comoros, killing 152 of the 153 people on board. A 14-year-old girl named Bahia Bakari survives the crash.

Events11 years ago

2013 - Nineteen firefighters die controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.

Events7 years ago

2013 - Protests begin around Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi and the ruling Freedom and Justice Party, leading to their overthrow during the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état.

Events7 years ago

2015 - A Hercules C-130 military aircraft with 113 people on board crashes in a residential area in Medan, Indonesia, resulting in at least 116 deaths.

Events5 years ago

2015 - Vietnam signed free trade agreement with European Union

Events5 years ago

Births

1286 - John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, English magnate (d. 1347)

Births734 years ago
Births552 years ago
Births550 years ago
Births542 years ago
Births517 years ago

1533 - Martín de Rada, Spanish missionary (d. 1578)

Births487 years ago

1588 - Giovanni Maria Sabino, Italian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1649)

Births432 years ago

1641 - Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-English general (d. 1719)

Births379 years ago

1685 - John Gay, English poet and playwright (d. 1732)

Births335 years ago

1688 - Abu l-Hasan Ali I, ruler of Tunisia (d. 1756)

Births332 years ago

1722 - Jiří Antonín Benda, Czech composer, violinist and Kapellmeister (d. 1795)

Births298 years ago

1755 - Paul Barras, French soldier and politician (d. 1829)

Births265 years ago

1789 - Horace Vernet, French painter and academic (d. 1863)

Births231 years ago

1791 - Félix Savart, French physicist and psychologist (d. 1841)

Births229 years ago

1803 - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet, playwright, and physician (d. 1849)

Births217 years ago

1807 - Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German author, poet, and playwright (d.1887)

Births213 years ago

1817 - Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist and explorer (d. 1911)

Births203 years ago

1843 - Ernest Mason Satow, English orientalist and diplomat (d. 1929)

Births177 years ago

1864 - Frederick Bligh Bond, English architect and archaeologist (d. 1945)

Births156 years ago

1884 - Georges Duhamel, French author and critic (d. 1966)

Births136 years ago

1889 - Archibald Frazer-Nash, English motor car designer, engineer and founder of Frazer Nash (d. 1965)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Paul Boffa, Maltese physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1962)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Man Mountain Dean, American wrestler and sergeant (d. 1953)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Ed Lewis, American wrestler and manager (d. 1966)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Stanley Spencer, English painter (d. 1959)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Pierre Blanchar, Algerian-French actor and director (d. 1963)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Walter Ulbricht, German soldier and politician (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Heinz Warneke, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1983)

Births125 years ago

1899 - Madge Bellamy, American actress (d. 1990)

Births121 years ago

1905 - John Van Ryn, American tennis player (d. 1999)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Anthony Mann, American actor and director (d. 1967)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Roman Shukhevych, Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1950)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Winston Graham, English author (d. 2003)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Luigi Rovere, Italian film producer (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Rob Nieuwenhuys, Dutch writer (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Juan Bosch, 43rd President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Czesław Miłosz, Polish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Nagarjun, Indian poet (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Ludwig Bölkow, German engineer (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Dan Reeves, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1971)

Births108 years ago

1912 - María Luisa Dehesa Gómez Farías, Mexican architect (d. 2009)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Alfonso López Michelsen, Colombian lawyer and politician, 24th President of Colombia (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Harry Wismer, American sportscaster (d. 1967)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Francisco da Costa Gomes, Portuguese general and politician, 15th President of Portugal (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Lena Horne, American actress, singer, and activist (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Willa Kim, American costume designer (d. 2016)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Eleanor Ross Taylor, American poet and educator (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Washington SyCip, American-Filipino accountant (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Al Besselink, American professional golfer

Births98 years ago

1923 - Andy Jack, English footballer

Births97 years ago

1924 - Max Trepp, Swiss sprinter

Births96 years ago

1925 - Fred Schaus, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ebrahim Amini, Iranian politician

Births95 years ago

1926 - Paul Berg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births94 years ago

1926 - David Berglas, American magician and mentalist

Births94 years ago

1927 - Shirley Fry Irvin, American tennis player

Births93 years ago

1927 - James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1998)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Mario Lanfranchi, Italian director, screenwriter, producer, collector and actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - Frank McCabe, American basketball player

Births93 years ago

1928 - Hassan Hassanzadeh Amoli, Islamic philosopher, theologian, mathematician and mystic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Nathaniel Tarn, American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and translator

Births92 years ago

1929 - Yang Ti-liang, Chinese judge

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ben Atchley, American politician (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabian politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ignatius Peter VIII Abdalahad, Syrian bishop (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Yo-Yo Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Andrew Hill, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ronald Rene Lagueux, American judge

Births89 years ago

1931 - Kaye Vaughan, American football player

Births89 years ago

1933 - Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football coach and manager (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1933 - M. J. K. Smith, English cricketer and rugby player

Births87 years ago

1933 - Orval Tessier, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births87 years ago

1933 - Joan Murrell Owens, American educator and marine biologist (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Harry Blackstone Jr., American magician and author (d. 1997)

Births86 years ago

1935 - John Harlin, American pilot and mountaineer (d. 1966)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Assia Djebar, Algerian-French author and translator (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Nancy Dussault, American actress and singer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Larry Henley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Billy Mills, American sprinter

Births82 years ago

1939 - Tony Hatch, English pianist, composer, and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Barry Hines, English author and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births81 years ago

1939 - José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and author (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mark Spoelstra, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Peter Pollock, South African cricketer and author

Births79 years ago

1942 - Robert Ballard, American lieutenant and oceanographer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ron Harris, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births78 years ago

1943 - Florence Ballard, American pop/soul singer (The Supremes) (d. 1976)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Indian director and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1944 - Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Glenn Shorrock, English-Australian singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ron Swoboda, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1949 - Uwe Kliemann, German footballer, coach, and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - Andy Scott, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births71 years ago

1951 - Stanley Clarke, American bass player and composer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Garrison, American actor and singer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Hal Lindes, American-English guitarist and film score composer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Stephen Barlow, English organist, composer, and conductor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Pierre Charles, Dominican educator and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian politician, 3rd President of Armenia

Births66 years ago

1954 - Wayne Swan, Australian academic and politician, 14th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Births66 years ago

1955 - Brian Vollmer, Canadian singer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Egils Levits, Latvian judge, jurist, 10th President of Latvia

Births65 years ago

1956 - Volker Beck, German hurdler and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Lidington, English historian, academic, and politician, Minister of State for Europe

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Alan Grier, American actor, singer, and comedian

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bud Black, American baseball player and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Sterling Marlin, American race car driver

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pam Royle, British television presenter, journalist and voice coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Finnish conductor and composer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Daniel Goldhagen, American political scientist, author, and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brendan Perry, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Sakis Tsiolis, Greek footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Sandip Verma, Baroness Verma, Indian-English businesswoman and politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jack McConnell, Scottish educator and politician, 3rd First Minister of Scotland

Births60 years ago

1960 - Murray Cook, Australian musician, actor, songwriter and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Lynne Jolitz, American computer scientist and programmer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Clive Nolan, English musician, composer and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Julianne Regan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Olha Bryzhina, Ukrainian sprinter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rupert Graves, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Yngwie Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mark Waters, American director and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Steve Duchesne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Cho Jae-hyun, South Korean actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Anna Levandi, Russian figure skater and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gary Pallister, English footballer and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mitch Richmond, American basketball player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Patrik Bodén, Swedish javelin thrower

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Busst, English footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Victoria Kaspi, American-Canadian astrophysicist and academic

Births53 years ago

1968 - Phil Anselmo, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer and politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Uta Rohländer, German sprinter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Sébastien Rose, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Brian Bloom, American actor and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Antonio Chimenti, Italian footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mark Grudzielanek, American baseball player and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Monica Potter, American actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Chan Ho Park, South Korean baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Frank Rost, German footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Hezekiél Sepeng, South African runner

Births46 years ago

1975 - James Bannatyne, New Zealand footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver

Births45 years ago

1978 - Ben Cousins, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Patrick Ivuti, Kenyan runner

Births42 years ago

1978 - Claudio Rivalta, Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Sylvain Chavanel, French cyclist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Rade Prica, Swedish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Seyi Olofinjana, Nigerian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ryan ten Doeschate, Dutch cricketer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Can Artam, Turkish race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matt Kirk, Canadian football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Barbora Špotáková, Czech javelin thrower

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ben Utecht, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Lizzy Caplan, American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ignacio Carrasco, Mexican footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Marcus Burghardt, German cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Katherine Ryan, UK-based Canadian comedian, presenter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cheryl, English singer and TV personality

Births37 years ago

1984 - Fantasia Barrino, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tunku Ismail Idris, Crown Prince of Johor, Malaysia

Births36 years ago

1985 - Trevor Ariza, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Michael Phelps, American swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Fabiana Vallejos, Argentinian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Alicia Fox, American wrestler, model, and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Fredy Guarín, Colombian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nicola Pozzi, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Allegra Versace, Italian-American businesswoman

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ryan Cook, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrew Hedgman, New Zealand runner

Births33 years ago

1988 - Elisa Jordana, American singer-songwriter, radio and TV personality

Births32 years ago

1989 - Asbel Kiprop, Kenyan runner

Births31 years ago

1989 - Steffen Liebig, German rugby player

Births31 years ago

1989 - David Myers, Australian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - N, South Korean singer

Births30 years ago

1998 - Tom Davies, English footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

350 - Nepotianus, Roman ruler

Deaths

710 - Erentrude, Frankish abbess

Deaths

888 - Æthelred, archbishop of Canterbury

Deaths

945 - Ki no Tsurayuki, Japanese writer and poet (b. 872)

Deaths

1181 - Hugh de Kevelioc, 5th Earl of Chester, Welsh politician (b. 1147)

Deaths839 years ago

1224 - Adolf of Osnabrück, German monk and bishop (b. 1185)

Deaths796 years ago

1278 - Pierre de la Broce, French courtier

Deaths742 years ago

1337 - Eleanor de Clare, English noblewoman (b. 1290)

Deaths683 years ago

1364 - Arnošt of Pardubice, Czech archbishop (b. 1297)

Deaths656 years ago
Deaths482 years ago

1522 - Johann Reuchlin, German humanist and Hebrew scholar (b. 1455)

Deaths498 years ago

1607 - Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)

Deaths413 years ago

1649 - Simon Vouet, French painter (b. 1590)

Deaths371 years ago

1660 - William Oughtred, English minister and mathematician (b. 1575)

Deaths360 years ago

1666 - Alexander Brome, English poet and playwright (b. 1620)

Deaths354 years ago
Deaths350 years ago

1704 - John Quelch, English pirate (b. 1665)

Deaths316 years ago

1708 - Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1684)

Deaths312 years ago

1709 - Edward Lhuyd, Welsh botanist, linguist, and geographer (b. 1660)

Deaths311 years ago

1785 - James Oglethorpe, English general and politician, 1st Colonial Governor of Georgia (b. 1696)

Deaths235 years ago

1796 - Abraham Yates Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1724)

Deaths224 years ago

1857 - Alcide d'Orbigny, French zoologist and paleontologist (b. 1802)

Deaths163 years ago

1882 - Charles J. Guiteau, American preacher and lawyer, assassin of James A. Garfield (b. 1841)

Deaths138 years ago

1882 - Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)

Deaths138 years ago

1890 - Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, American organist and composer (b. 1819)

Deaths130 years ago

1908 - Thomas Hill, American painter (b. 1829)

Deaths112 years ago

1913 - Alphonse Kirchhoffer, French fencer (b. 1873)

Deaths107 years ago

1916 - Eunice Eloisae Gibbs Allyn, American correspondent, author, and poet (b. 1847)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Antonio de La Gándara, French painter and illustrator (b. 1861)

Deaths103 years ago

1917 - Dadabhai Naoroji, Parsi intellectual, educator, cotton trader, and an early Indian political and social leader (b. 1825)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1842)

Deaths101 years ago

1932 - Bruno Kastner, German actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1890)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Karl Ernst, German soldier (b. 1904)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Erich Klausener, German soldier and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Gustav Ritter von Kahr, German lawyer and politician, Minister-President of Bavaria (b. 1862)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Gregor Strasser, German lieutenant and politician (b. 1892)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Kurt von Schleicher, German general and politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany (b. 1882)

Deaths86 years ago

1941 - Yefim Fomin, Belarusian politician (b. 1909)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Aleksander Tõnisson, Estonian general and politician, 5th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1875)

Deaths79 years ago

1948 - Prince Sabahaddin, Turkish-Swiss sociologist and academic (b. 1879)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild, French financier and polo player (b. 1868)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Yrjö Saarela, Finnish wrestler and coach (b. 1884)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Elsa Beskow, Swedish author and illustrator (b. 1874)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer and civil servant (b. 1874)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Andrass Samuelsen, Faroese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1873)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Thorleif Lund, Norwegian actor (b. 1880)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - José Vasconcelos, Mexican philosopher and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Lee de Forest, American inventor, invented the audion tube (b. 1873)

Deaths59 years ago

1966 - Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (b. 1906)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Margery Allingham, English author of detective fiction (b. 1904)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Ernst Marcus, German zoologist (b. 1893)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (b. 1943)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Herbert Biberman, American director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Georgy Dobrovolsky Ukrainian pilot and astronaut (b. 1928)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Nikola Kotkov, Bulgarian footballer (b. 1938)

Deaths49 years ago

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

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Vladislav Volkov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1935)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Nancy Mitford, English journalist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian-Canadian bishop and martyr (b. 1903)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Vannevar Bush, American engineer and academic (b. 1890)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Alberta Williams King, civil rights activist and mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1904)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Firpo Marberry, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1898)

Deaths44 years ago

1984 - Lillian Hellman, American author and playwright (b. 1905)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Haruo Remeliik, Palauan politician, 1st President of Palau (b. 1933)

Deaths35 years ago

1995 - Georgy Beregovoy, Ukrainian general and astronaut (b. 1921)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Gale Gordon, American actor and voice artist (b. 1906)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Lakis Petropoulos, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths24 years ago

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

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Joe Henderson, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1937)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Chico Xavier, Brazilian medium and author (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Robert McCloskey, American author and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Eddie Burns, Australian rugby league player (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Sahib Singh Verma, Indian librarian and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Pina Bausch, German dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun, English-Australian politician (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Michael J. Ybarra, American journalist and author (b. 1966)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Alan Campbell, Baron Campbell of Alloway, English lawyer and judge (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Akpor Pius Ewherido, Nigerian politician (b. 1963)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kathryn Morrison, American educator and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Thompson Oliha, Nigerian footballer (b. 1968)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Keith Seaman, Australian politician, 29th Governor of South Australia (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Frank Cashen, American businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Željko Šturanović, Montenegrin lawyer and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Charles W. Bagnal, American general (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert Dewar, English-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Arthur Porter, Canadian physician and academic (b. 1956)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Leonard Starr, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Barry Norman, English television presenter (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Simone Veil, French lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths3 years ago

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