Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the liberation of Minsk from Nazi occupation by Soviet troops in 1944 (Belarus)

Holidays and observances

The start of the Dog Days according to the Old Farmer's Almanac but not according to established meaning in most European cultures

Holidays and observances

Women's Day (Myanmar)

Holidays and observances



987 - Hugh Capet is crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty that would rule France until the French Revolution in 1792.


1035 - William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087.

Events985 years ago
Events412 years ago

1767 - Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.

Events253 years ago

1767 - Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.

Events253 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: Iroquois allied to Britain kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.

Events242 years ago

1819 - The Bank for Savings in the City of New-York, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.

Events201 years ago

1839 - The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State University, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with three students.

Events181 years ago

1844 - The last pair of great auks is killed.

Events176 years ago

1848 - Governor-General Peter von Scholten emancipates all remaining slaves in the Danish West Indies.

Events172 years ago

1849 - France invades the Roman Republic and restores the Papal States.

Events171 years ago

1852 - Congress establishes the United States' 2nd mint in San Francisco.

Events168 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett's Charge.

Events157 years ago

1866 - Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgrätz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.

Events154 years ago

1884 - Dow Jones & Company publishes its first stock average.

Events136 years ago

1886 - Karl Benz officially unveils the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, the first purpose-built automobile.

Events134 years ago

1886 - The New-York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.

Events134 years ago

1890 - Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.

Events130 years ago

1898 - A Spanish squadron, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, is defeated by an American squadron under William T. Sampson in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.

Events122 years ago

1913 - Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett's Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.

Events107 years ago

1938 - World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h).

Events82 years ago

1938 - United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial and lights the eternal flame at Gettysburg Battlefield.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: To stop ships from falling into German hands the French fleet of the Atlantic based at Mers El Kébir, is bombarded by the British fleet, coming from Gibraltar, causing the loss of three battleships: Dunkerque, Provence and French battleship Bretagne. One thousand two hundred sailors perish.

Events80 years ago

1944 - World War II: Minsk is liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.

Events76 years ago
Events68 years ago

1952 - The SS United States sets sail on her maiden voyage to Southampton. During the voyage, the ship takes the Blue Riband away from the RMS Queen Mary.

Events68 years ago
Events53 years ago

1969 - Space Race: The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.

Events51 years ago
Events50 years ago

1979 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.

Events41 years ago

1988 - United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.

Events32 years ago

1988 - The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus.

Events32 years ago

1995 - Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party wins the general elections and is restored to power after being in opposition for 15 years.

Events25 years ago

1996 - Stone of Scone is returned to Scotland.

Events24 years ago

2013 - Egyptian coup d'état: President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is overthrown by the military after four days of protests all over the country calling for Morsi's resignation, to which he did not respond. President of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt Adly Mansour is declared acting president.

Events7 years ago


321 - Valentinian I, Roman emperor (d. 375)


1423 - Louis XI of France (d. 1483)

Births597 years ago

1442 - Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)

Births578 years ago

1518 - Li Shizhen, Chinese physician and mineralogist (d. 1593)

Births502 years ago

1530 - Claude Fauchet, French historian and author (d. 1601)

Births490 years ago

1534 - Myeongjong of Joseon, Ruler of Korea (d. 1567)

Births486 years ago

1550 - Jacobus Gallus, Slovenian composer (d. 1591)

Births470 years ago

1569 - Thomas Richardson, English politician and judge (d. 1635)

Births451 years ago

1683 - Edward Young, English poet, dramatist and literary critic (Night Thoughts).(d. 1765)

Births337 years ago

1685 - Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, English field marshal and politician (d. 1768)

Births335 years ago

1728 - Robert Adam, Scottish-English architect, designed Culzean Castle (d. 1792)

Births292 years ago

1738 - John Singleton Copley, American painter (d. 1815)

Births282 years ago

1778 - Carl Ludvig Engel, German architect (d. 1840)

Births242 years ago

1789 - Johann Friedrich Overbeck, German-Italian painter and engraver (d. 1869)

Births231 years ago

1814 - Ferdinand Didrichsen, Danish botanist and physicist (d. 1887)

Births206 years ago

1823 - Ahmed Vefik Pasha, Greek-Ottoman statesman, diplomat, playwright, and translator (d. 1891)

Births197 years ago

1844 - Dankmar Adler, German-born American architect and engineer. (d. 1900)

Births176 years ago

1846 - Achilles Alferaki, Russian composer and politician, Governor of Taganrog (d. 1919)

Births174 years ago

1851 - Charles Bannerman, English-Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1930)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Leoš Janáček, Czech composer and theorist (d. 1928)

Births166 years ago

1860 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist and author (d. 1935)

Births160 years ago

1866 - Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (d. 1906)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Svend Kornbeck, Danish actor (d. 1933)

Births151 years ago

1870 - R. B. Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1947)

Births150 years ago

1871 - William Henry Davies, Welsh poet and writer (d.1940)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Jean Collas, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1928)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1951)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher and academic (d. 1957)

Births144 years ago

1878 - George M. Cohan, American songwriter, actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1942)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Alfred Korzybski, Polish-American mathematician, linguist, and philosopher (d. 1950)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Carl Schuricht, Polish-German conductor (d. 1967)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Franz Kafka, Czech-Austrian author (d. 1924)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Raymond A. Spruance, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1969)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1963)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Richard Cramer, American actor (d. 1960)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Sándor Bortnyik, Hungarian painter and graphic designer (d. 1976)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Doris Lloyd, English actress (d. 1968)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Jesse Douglas, American mathematician and academic (d. 1965)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Stefanos Stefanopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1982)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Alessandro Blasetti, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Ruth Crawford Seeger, American composer (d. 1953)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Johnny Gibson, American hurdler and coach (d. 2006)

Births115 years ago

1906 - George Sanders, Russian-born British actor (d. 1972)

Births114 years ago

1908 - M. F. K. Fisher, American author (d. 1992)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Stavros Niarchos, Greek shipping magnate (d.1996)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Fritz Kasparek, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1954)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (d. 1990)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist, actress, and author (d. 1965)

Births107 years ago

1916 - John Kundla, American basketball player and coach (d. 2017)

Births104 years ago

1917 - João Saldanha, Brazilian footballer, manager, and journalist (d. 1990)

Births103 years ago

1918 - S. V. Ranga Rao, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 1974)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Johnny Palmer, American golfer (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago
Births101 years ago

1919 - Gerald W. Thomas, American soldier and academic (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Eddy Paape, Belgian illustrator (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Susan Peters, American actress (d. 1952)

Births99 years ago

1921 - François Reichenbach, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Theo Brokmann Jr., Dutch football player

Births98 years ago

1924 - Amalia Aguilar, Cuban-Mexican film actress and dancer

Births96 years ago

1924 - S. R. Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Terry Moriarty, Australian rules footballer (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Danny Nardico, American professional boxer (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Philip Jamison, American artist

Births95 years ago

1926 - Johnny Coles, American trumpet player (d. 1997)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Rae Allen, American actress, singer, and director

Births94 years ago

1926 - Laurence Street, Australian jurist and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ken Russell, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Tim O'Connor, American actor (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Evelyn Anthony, English author

Births92 years ago

1929 - Clément Perron, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joanne Herring, American socialite, businesswoman, political activist, philanthropist, diplomat, and television talk show host

Births91 years ago

1930 - Pete Fountain, American clarinet player (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Carlos Kleiber, German-Austrian conductor (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Tommy Tedesco, American guitarist (d. 1997)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Richard Mellon Scaife, American businessman (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Edward Brandt, Jr., American physician and mathematician (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Cheo Feliciano, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Harrison Schmitt, American geologist, astronaut, and politician

Births85 years ago

1936 - Anthony Lester, Baron Lester of Herne Hill, English lawyer and politician

Births84 years ago

1936 - Baard Owe, Norwegian-Danish actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Nicholas Maxwell, English philosopher and academic

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tom Stoppard, Czech-English playwright and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jean Aitchison, English linguist and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Brigitte Fassbaender, German soprano and director

Births81 years ago

1939 - László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births81 years ago

1939 - Coco Laboy, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births81 years ago

1940 - Lamar Alexander, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Education

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jerzy Buzek, Polish engineer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Poland

Births80 years ago

1940 - Lance Larson, American swimmer

Births80 years ago

1940 - César Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1994)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Gloria Allred, American lawyer and activist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Liamine Zéroual, Algerian politician, 4th President of Algeria

Births79 years ago

1942 - Eddy Mitchell, French singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Gary Waldhorn, British actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Judith Durham, Australian folk-pop singer-songwriter and musician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Kurtwood Smith, American actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Norman E. Thagard, American astronaut

Births77 years ago

1945 - Michael Cole, American actor

Births75 years ago
Births75 years ago

1946 - Johnny Lee, American singer and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Leszek Miller, Polish political scientist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Poland

Births74 years ago

1946 - Michael Shea, American author (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dave Barry, American journalist and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Betty Buckley, American actress and singer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mike Burton, American swimmer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Paul Barrere, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tarmo Koivisto, Finnish author and illustrator

Births72 years ago

1949 - Susan Penhaligon, English actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Verity, English guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (d. 2006)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bo Xilai, Chinese politician, Chinese Minister of Commerce

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ewen Chatfield, New Zealand cricketer

Births70 years ago

1950 - James Hahn, American judge and politician, 40th Mayor of Los Angeles

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haitian politician, 41st President of Haiti (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer and footballer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Lu Colombo, Italian singer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Andy Fraser, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2015)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Carla Olson, American singer-songwriter and music producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Wasim Raja, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2006)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Amit Kumar, Indian film playback singer, actor, director, music director and musician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Lotta Sollander, Swedish alpine skier

Births67 years ago

1954 - Les Cusworth, English rugby player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Claude Rajotte, Canadian radio and television host

Births65 years ago

1956 - Montel Williams, American talk show host and television personality

Births64 years ago

1957 - Poly Styrene, British musician (d. 2011)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Matthew Fraser, Canadian-English journalist and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Charlie Higson, English actor, singer, and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Siân Lloyd, Welsh meteorologist and journalist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Didier Mouron, Swiss-Canadian painter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Aaron Tippin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Julie Burchill, English journalist and author

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ian Maxtone-Graham, American screenwriter and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Stephen Pearcy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - David Shore, Canadian screenwriter and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Vince Clarke, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births60 years ago

1962 - Scott Borchetta, American record executive and entrepreneur

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tom Cruise, American actor and producer

Births58 years ago

1964 - Yeardley Smith, American actress, voice actress, comedian and writer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Shinya Hashimoto, Japanese wrestler (d. 2005)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Connie Nielsen, Danish-American actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Komsan Pohkong, Thai lawyer and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Christophe Ruer, French pentathlete (d. 2007)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Moisés Alou, American baseball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Katy Clark, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo-Albanian soldier and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Kosovo

Births52 years ago

1970 - Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Audra McDonald, American actress and singer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Teemu Selänne, Finnish ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Julian Assange, Australian journalist, publisher, and activist, founded WikiLeaks

Births49 years ago

1973 - Paul Rauhihi, New Zealand rugby league player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ólafur Stefánsson, Icelandic handball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Fyodor Tuvin, Russian footballer (d. 2013)

Births47 years ago

1976 - Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Henry Olonga, Zimbabwean cricketer and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Wanderlei Silva, Brazilian-American mixed martial artist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Bobby Skinstad, Zimbabwean-South African rugby union player

Births44 years ago

1977 - David Bowens, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese runner

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jamie Grove, English cricketer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Mazharul Haque, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2013)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Harbhajan Singh, Indian cricketer

Births40 years ago

1983 - Edinson Vólquez, Dominican baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Manny Lawson, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Churandy Martina, Dutch sprinter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Corey Sevier, Canadian actor and producer

Births36 years ago

1986 - Marco Antônio de Mattos Filho, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kisenosato Yutaka, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sebastian Vettel, German race car driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Winston Reid, New Zealand-Danish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Vladislav Sesganov, Russian figure skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - James Troisi, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Mitchell Dodds, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Elle King, American singer, songwriter, and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Nathan Gardner, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Bobby Hopkinson, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Lucas Mendes, Brazilian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Will Smith, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1994 - Ben Winchell, American actor

Births26 years ago


458 - Anatolius of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch and saint (b. 449)


896 - Dong Chang, Chinese warlord


964 - Henry I, Frankish nobleman and archbishop

Deaths930 years ago

1288 - Stephen de Fulbourn, English-born Irish cleric and politician

Deaths732 years ago

1503 - Pierre d'Aubusson, Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes (b. 1423)

Deaths517 years ago

1570 - Aonio Paleario, Italian academic and reformer (b. 1500)

Deaths450 years ago

1642 - Marie de' Medici, French queen consort and regent (b. 1573)

Deaths378 years ago

1672 - Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist (b. 1635)

Deaths348 years ago

1749 - William Jones, Welsh-English mathematician and academic (b. 1675)

Deaths271 years ago

1790 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1736)

Deaths230 years ago

1795 - Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French scholar and author (b. 1714)

Deaths225 years ago

1795 - Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general, astronomer, and politician, 1st Colonial Governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)

Deaths225 years ago

1809 - Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)

Deaths211 years ago

1863 - George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)

Deaths157 years ago

1863 - Little Crow, American tribal leader (b. 1810)

Deaths157 years ago

1881 - Hasan Tahsini, Albanian astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1811)

Deaths139 years ago

1887 - Clay Allison, American rancher (b. 1841)

Deaths133 years ago

1888 - Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Vietnamese poet and author (b. 1822)

Deaths132 years ago

1904 - Édouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)

Deaths116 years ago

1904 - Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and playwright (b. 1860)

Deaths116 years ago

1908 - Joel Chandler Harris, American journalist and author (b. 1845)

Deaths112 years ago

1916 - Hetty Green, American businesswoman and financier (b. 1834)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Mehmed V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1844)

Deaths102 years ago

1921 - James Mitchel, Irish-American weight thrower (b. 1864)

Deaths99 years ago

1927 - Gérard de Courcelles, French racing driver

Deaths93 years ago

1933 - Hipólito Yrigoyen, Argentinian educator and politician, 19th President of Argentina (b. 1852)

Deaths87 years ago

1935 - André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded the Citroën Company (b. 1878)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Jacob Schick, American-Canadian captain and businessman, invented the electric razor (b. 1877)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Nicolae Bivol, Moldovan businessman and politician, Mayor of Chișinău (b. 1882)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Friedrich Akel, Estonian physician and politician, Head of State of Estonia (b. 1871)

Deaths79 years ago

1954 - Siegfried Handloser, German physician and general (b. 1895)

Deaths66 years ago

1954 - Reginald Marsh, French-American painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1898)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player and manager (b. 1890)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Richard Mohaupt, German composer and Kapellmeister (b. 1904)

Deaths63 years ago
Deaths62 years ago

1969 - Brian Jones, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (b. 1888)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Alexander Volkov, Russian mathematician and author (b. 1891)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - James Daly, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Louis Durey, French pianist and composer (b. 1888)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Ross Martin, American actor and director (b. 1920)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1893)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Rudy Vallée, American singer, saxophonist, and actor (b. 1901)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Jim Backus, American actor and voice artist (b. 1913)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Don Drysdale, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1936)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player and coach (b. 1934)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (b. 1928)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (b. 1949)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Johnny Russell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Andriyan Nikolayev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Alberto Lattuada, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gaylord Nelson, American lawyer and politician, 35th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist, developed the OBJ programming language (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Clive Hornby, English actor and drummer (b. 1944)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Oliver Schroer, Canadian fiddler, composer, and producer (b. 1956)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Alauddin Al-Azad, Bangladeshi author and poet (b.1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - John Keel, American journalist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Abu Daoud, Palestinian terrorist, planned the Munich massacre (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Ali Bahar, Bahraini singer and guitarist (b. 1960)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Nguyễn Hữu Có, Vietnamese general and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yvonne B. Miller, American educator and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sergio Pininfarina, Italian engineer and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard Alvin Tonry, American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Roman Bengez, Slovenian footballer and manager (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Francis Ray, American author (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - PJ Torokvei, Canadian actress and screenwriter (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Radu Vasile, Romanian historian and politician, 57th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bernard Vitet, French trumpet player and composer (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Snoo Wilson, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jini Dellaccio, American photographer (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tim Flood, Irish hurler and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Volkmar Groß, German footballer (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ira Ruskin, American politician (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Diana Douglas, British-American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Boyd K. Packer, American religious leader and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wayne Townsend, American farmer and politician (b. 1926)

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2015 - Phil Walsh, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

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