Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Unity Day can fall, while July 8 is the latest; celebrated on Tuesday following Heroes' Day. (Zambia)

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


437 - Emperor Valentinian III begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome.


626 - Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident.


706 - In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.


866 - Battle of Brissarthe: The Franks led by Robert the Strong are defeated by a joint Breton-Viking army.


936 - King Henry the Fowler dies in his royal palace in Memleben. He is succeeded by his son Otto I, who becomes the ruler of East Francia.

Events722 years ago

1494 - The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.

Events526 years ago
Events516 years ago

1555 - Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.

Events465 years ago

1561 - Menas, emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.

Events459 years ago

1613 - The first English expedition (from Virginia) against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.

Events407 years ago

1698 - Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.

Events322 years ago

1776 - American Revolution: The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not published until July 4.

Events244 years ago

1816 - The French frigate Méduse struck the Bank of Arguin and 151 people on board had to be evacuated on an improvised raft, a case immortalised by Géricault's painting The Raft of the Medusa.

Events204 years ago

1822 - Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.

Events198 years ago

1823 - Bahia Independence Day: The end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.

Events197 years ago

1839 - Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad.

Events181 years ago

1853 - The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean War.

Events167 years ago

1871 - Victor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States.

Events149 years ago

1881 - Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield (who would die of complications from his wounds on September 19).

Events139 years ago
Events130 years ago

1897 - British-Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.

Events123 years ago

1900 - The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Events120 years ago

1900 - Jean Sibelius' Finlandia receives its première performance in Helsinki with the Helsinki Philharmonic Society conducted by Robert Kajanus.

Events120 years ago

1921 - World War I: U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox–Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Germany.

Events99 years ago

1934 - The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.

Events86 years ago

1937 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

Events83 years ago

1940 - Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

Events80 years ago

1940 - The SS Arandora Star is sunk by U-47 in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 800 lives, mostly civilians.

Events80 years ago

1962 - The first Walmart store, then known as Wal-Mart, opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Civil rights movement: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb code-named Aldébaran in Moruroa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.

Events54 years ago

1976 - End of South Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam annexes the former South Vietnam to form the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Events44 years ago

1986 - Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana are burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

Events34 years ago

1990 - In the 1990 Mecca tunnel tragedy, 1,400 Muslim pilgrims, were suffocated to death and trampled upon, in a pedestrian tunnel leading to the holy city of Mecca.

Events30 years ago

1994 - USAir Flight 1016 crashes near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, killing 37 of the 57 people on board.

Events26 years ago

1997 - The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis.

Events23 years ago

2000 - Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

Events20 years ago

2001 - The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.

Events19 years ago

2002 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

Events18 years ago

2005 - The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa. More than 1,000 musicians perform and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

Events15 years ago

2008 - Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, is released from captivity after being held for six and a half years by FARC.

Events12 years ago
Events10 years ago

2013 - A magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Aceh, Indonesia, killing at least 42 people and injuring 420 others.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Suicide bombing of Karrada in Baghdad kills at least 341 people.

Events4 years ago


419 - Valentinian III, Roman emperor (d. 455)

Births657 years ago
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1486 - Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)

Births534 years ago

1489 - Thomas Cranmer, English archbishop, theologian, and saint (d. 1556)

Births531 years ago

1492 - Elizabeth Tudor, English daughter of Henry VII of England (d. 1495)

Births528 years ago

1500 - Federico Cesi (cardinal), Italian cardinal (d. 1565)

Births520 years ago

1575 - Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby, English noblewoman and head of state of the Isle of Man (d. 1627)

Births445 years ago

1597 - Theodoor Rombouts, Flemish painter (d. 1637)

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1648 - Arp Schnitger, German organ builder (d. 1719)

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1665 - Samuel Penhallow, English-American soldier and historian (d. 1726)

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1667 - Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1740)

Births353 years ago

1714 - Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (d. 1787)

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1724 - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet and author (d. 1803)

Births296 years ago

1797 - Francisco Javier Echeverría, Mexican businessman and politician. President of Mexico (1841) (d. 1852)

Births223 years ago

1819 - Charles-Louis Hanon, French pianist and composer (d. 1900)

Births201 years ago

1820 - George Law Curry, American publisher and politician, 5th Governor of the Oregon Territory (d. 1878)

Births200 years ago

1820 - Juan N. Méndez, Mexican general and interim president, 1876-1877 (d. 1894)

Births200 years ago

1821 - Charles Tupper, Canadian physician and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1915)

Births199 years ago

1825 - Émile Ollivier, French statesman (d. 1913)

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1834 - Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch economist and historian (d. 1917)

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1862 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, chemist, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)

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1865 - Lily Braun, German author and publicist (d. 1916)

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1869 - Liane de Pougy, French-Swiss dancer and author (d. 1950)

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1876 - Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist and academic (d. 1933)

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1876 - Wilhelm Cuno, German businessman and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1933)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Rinaldo Cuneo, American artist ("the painter of San Francisco") (d. 1939)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Royal Hurlburt Weller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1929)

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1884 - Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist and author (d. 1931)

Births136 years ago

1893 - Ralph Hancock, Welsh gardener and author (d. 1950)

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1900 - Tyrone Guthrie, English actor and director (d. 1971)

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1900 - Sophie Harris, English costume and scenic designer for theatre and opera (d. 1966)

Births120 years ago

1902 - K. Kanapathypillai, Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 1968)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Germaine Thyssens-Valentin, Dutch-French pianist (d. 1987)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Alec Douglas-Home, English cricketer and politician, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Olav V of Norway (d. 1991)

Births117 years ago

1904 - René Lacoste, French tennis player and businessman, created the polo shirt (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Hans Bethe, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Károly Kárpáti, Hungarian Jewish wrestler (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Séra Martin, French middle-distance runner (d. 1993)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd Solicitor General of the United States (d. 1993)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Reg Parnell, English race car driver and manager (d. 1964)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Max Beloff, Baron Beloff, English historian and academic (d. 1999)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ethelreda Leopold, American actress (d. 1988)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and engineer (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Erich Topp, German admiral (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, British peer, politician and soldier (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Ken Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 1991)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German colonel and pilot (d. 1982)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Reino Kangasmäki, Finnish wrestler (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Zélia Gattai, Brazilian author and photographer (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Leonard J. Arrington, American author and academic, founded the Mormon History Association (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Athos Bulcão, Brazilian painter and sculptor (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Indumati Bhattacharya, Indian politician

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jean Craighead George, American author (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - John Kneubuhl, Samoan-American historian, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer

Births98 years ago

1922 - Paula Valenska, Czech actress

Births98 years ago

1923 - Cyril M. Kornbluth, American soldier and author (d. 1958)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Wisława Szymborska, Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (d. 1963)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Patrice Lumumba, Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1961)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Marvin Rainwater, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and politician (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Lee Allen, American saxophone player (d. 1994)

Births93 years ago
Births93 years ago

1927 - Brock Peters, American actor (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician; 10th First Lady of the Philippines

Births91 years ago

1930 - Carlos Menem, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina

Births90 years ago

1931 - Mohammad Yazdi, Iranian cleric

Births89 years ago

1932 - Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (d. 2002)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Peter Desbarats, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright

Births87 years ago

1933 - Kenny Wharram, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Tom Springfield, English musician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gilbert Kalish, American pianist and educator

Births85 years ago

1936 - Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and politician, 16th Vice President of Egypt (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Polly Holliday, American actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Richard Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births83 years ago
Births82 years ago

1939 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet and politician (d. 1976)

Births81 years ago

1939 - John H. Sununu, American engineer and politician, 14th White House Chief of Staff

Births81 years ago

1939 - Paul Williams, American singer and choreographer (d. 1973)

Births81 years ago
Births80 years ago

1941 - William Guest, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Wendell Mottley, Trinidadian sprinter, economist, and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - John Eekelaar, South African-English lawyer and scholar

Births78 years ago

1942 - Vicente Fox, Mexican businessman and politician, 35th President of Mexico (2000-2006)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ivi Eenmaa, Estonian politician, 36th Mayor of Tallinn

Births77 years ago

1943 - Larry Lake, American-Canadian trumpet player and composer (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1946 - Richard Axel, American neuroscientist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ron Silver, American actor, director, and political activist (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Larry David, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mutula Kilonzo, Kenyan lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Greg Brown, American musician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Robert Paquette, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Lynne Brindley, English librarian and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jon Trickett, English politician

Births70 years ago

1952 - Sylvia Rivera, American transgender rights activist (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Anatoliy Solomin, Ukrainian race walker and coach

Births68 years ago

1954 - Chris Huhne, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Births66 years ago

1955 - Kim Carr, Australian educator and politician, 31st Australian Minister for Human Services

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jerry Hall, American model and actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bret Hart, Canadian wrestler

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jüri Raidla, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Justice

Births63 years ago

1957 - Purvis Short, American basketball player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pavan Malhotra, Indian actor

Births62 years ago
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1961 - Clark Kellogg, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1962 - Neil Williams, English cricketer (d. 2006)

Births58 years ago

1964 - Jose Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joe Magrane, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Alan Tait, English-Scottish rugby player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Norbert Röttgen, German lawyer and politician

Births55 years ago

1969 - Tim Rodber, English rugby player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Derrick Adkins, American hurdler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steve Morrow, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Troy Brown, American football player and actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bryan Redpath, Scottish rugby player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Darren Shan, English author

Births48 years ago

1974 - Sean Casey, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Éric Dazé, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kristen Michal, Estonian lawyer and politician

Births45 years ago

1975 - Erik Ohlsson, Swedish singer and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Stefan Terblanche, South African rugby player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tomáš Vokoun, Czech-American ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Deniz Barış, Turkish footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician, 42nd Mayor of Tallinn

Births42 years ago

1979 - Walter Davis, American triple jumper

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ahmed al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sam Hornish Jr., American race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Joe Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Nyjer Morgan, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nathan Ellington, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Carlos Rogers, American football player

Births39 years ago

1983 - Michelle Branch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kyle Hogg, English cricketer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Johnny Weir, American figure skater

Births36 years ago

1985 - Rhett Bomar, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chad Henne, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ashley Tisdale, American actress, singer, and producer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Brett Cecil, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lindsay Lohan, American actress and singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Lee Chung-yong, South Korean footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nadezhda Grishaeva, Russian basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Alex Morgan, American soccer player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Merritt Mathias, American soccer player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Danny Rose, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Bill Tupou, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Margot Robbie, Australian actress and producer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Madison Chock, American ice dancer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Vince Staples, American rapper and actor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Henrik Kristoffersen, Norwegian skier

Births26 years ago

1995 - Ryan Murphy, American swimmer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Julia Grabher, Austrian tennis player

Births24 years ago


626 - Li Jiancheng, Chinese prince (b. 589)


626 - Li Yuanji, Chinese prince (b. 603)

Deaths1394 years ago

649 - Li Jing, Chinese general (b. 571)


862 - Swithun, English bishop and saint (b. 789)


936 - Henry the Fowler, German king (b. 876)


1215 - Eisai, Japanese Buddhist priest (b. 1141)

Deaths805 years ago

1298 - Adolf of Germany (b. 1220)

Deaths722 years ago
Deaths516 years ago

1566 - Nostradamus, French astrologer and author (b. 1503)

Deaths454 years ago

1578 - Thomas Doughty, English explorer

Deaths442 years ago

1582 - Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1528)

Deaths438 years ago

1591 - Vincenzo Galilei, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1520)

Deaths429 years ago
Deaths401 years ago

1621 - Thomas Harriot, English astronomer, mathematician, and ethnographer (b. 1560)

Deaths399 years ago

1656 - François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-French general (b. 1611)

Deaths364 years ago
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Deaths277 years ago

1746 - Thomas Baker, English antiquarian and author (b. 1656)

Deaths274 years ago

1778 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and composer (b. 1712)

Deaths242 years ago
Deaths187 years ago

1843 - Samuel Hahnemann, German physician and academic (b. 1755)

Deaths177 years ago

1850 - Robert Peel, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1788)

Deaths170 years ago

1857 - Carlo Pisacane, Italian soldier and philosopher (b. 1818)

Deaths163 years ago

1903 - Ed Delahanty, American baseball player (b. 1867)

Deaths117 years ago

1912 - Tom Richardson, English cricketer (b. 1870)

Deaths108 years ago

1914 - Joseph Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1836)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Porfirio Díaz, Mexican general and politician, 29th President of Mexico (b. 1830)

Deaths105 years ago

1920 - William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)

Deaths100 years ago

1926 - Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (b. 1857)

Deaths94 years ago

1929 - Gladys Brockwell, American actress (b. 1894)

Deaths91 years ago
Deaths88 years ago

1950 - Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (b. 1872)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)

Deaths65 years ago

1961 - Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Alicia Patterson, American publisher, co-founded Newsday (b. 1906)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1929)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet and author (b. 1900)

Deaths54 years ago
Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1916)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - George McBride, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - James Robertson Justice, English actor (b. 1907)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born novelist and critic (b. 1899)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Aris Alexandrou, Greek author and poet (b. 1922)

Deaths42 years ago

1986 - Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Vibert Douglas, Canadian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1894)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Andrei Gromyko, Soviet economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1909)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Snooky Lanson, American singer (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Lee Remick, American actress (b. 1935)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Fred Gwynne, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Andrés Escobar, Colombian footballer (b. 1967)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Lloyd MacPhail, Canadian businessman and politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1920)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - James Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Ray Brown, American bassist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian journalist and author (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ernest Lehman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Norm Prescott, American actor, composer, and producer, co-founded Filmation Studios (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jan Murray, American comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano and television personality (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Natasha Shneider, Russian-American singer, keyboard player, and actress (b. 1956)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Elizabeth Spriggs, English actress and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Beryl Bainbridge, English screenwriter and author (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Itamar Franco, Brazilian engineer and politician, 33rd President of Brazil (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Maurice Chevit, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Julian Goodman, American journalist (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Angelo Mangiarotti, Italian architect and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Betty Meggers, American archaeologist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ed Stroud, American baseball player (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Anthony G. Bosco, American bishop (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, invented the computer mouse (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Armand Gaudreault, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American chemist, academic, and astronaut (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Emilio Álvarez Montalván, Nicaraguan ophthalmologist and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Manuel Cardona, Spanish physicist and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harold W. Kuhn, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Louis Zamperini, American runner and World War II US Army Air Forces captain (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ronald Davison, New Zealand lawyer and judge, 10th Chief Justice of New Zealand (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Weaver, American football player and coach (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jacobo Zabludovsky, Mexican journalist (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Caroline Aherne, English actress and comedian (b. 1963)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Michael Cimino, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Patrick Manning, 4th & 6th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1946)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, activist, and author (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

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