Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Solomon Islands from the United Kingdom in 1978.

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


1124 - Tyre falls to the Crusaders.

Events896 years ago

1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.

Events564 years ago

1520 - Spanish conquistadores defeat a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba.

Events500 years ago

1575 - The Raid of the Redeswire is the last major battle between England and Scotland.

Events445 years ago

1585 - The Treaty of Nemours abolishes tolerance to Protestants in France.

Events435 years ago

1770 - The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.

Events250 years ago

1777 - American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton.

Events243 years ago

1798 - As a result of the XYZ Affair, the US Congress rescinds the Treaty of Alliance with France sparking the "Quasi-War".

Events222 years ago

1807 - The Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the War of the Fourth Coalition.

Events213 years ago

1834 - In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began.

Events186 years ago

1846 - US troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the US conquest of California.

Events174 years ago

1863 - The United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300.

Events157 years ago

1865 - Four conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are hanged.

Events155 years ago

1892 - The Katipunan is established, the discovery of which by Spanish authorities initiated the Philippine Revolution.

Events128 years ago

1898 - US President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.

Events122 years ago

1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.

Events113 years ago

1911 - The United States, UK, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.

Events109 years ago

1915 - The First Battle of the Isonzo comes to an end.

Events105 years ago

1915 - Colombo Town Guard officer Henry Pedris is executed in British Ceylon for allegedly inciting persecution of Muslims.

Events105 years ago

1916 - The New Zealand Labour Party was founded in Wellington.

Events104 years ago

1928 - Sliced bread is sold for the first time (on the inventor's 48th birthday) by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri.

Events92 years ago

1930 - Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam).

Events90 years ago

1937 - The Marco Polo Bridge Incident provides the Imperial Japanese Army with a pretext for starting the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Events83 years ago

1937 - The Peel Commission Report recommends the partition of Palestine, which was the first formal recommendation for partition in the history of Palestine.

Events83 years ago

1941 - The US occupation of Iceland replaces the UK's occupation.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: German submarine U-701 destroyed off Cape Hatteras.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan.

Events76 years ago

1946 - Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized.

Events74 years ago

1946 - Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.

Events74 years ago

1952 - The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world.

Events68 years ago
Events67 years ago

1954 - Elvis Presley makes his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right".

Events66 years ago

1958 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere.

Events61 years ago

1963 - Buddhist crisis: The police of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and chief political adviser of President Ngô Đình Diệm, attacked a group of American journalists who were covering a protest.

Events57 years ago

1978 - The Solomon Islands becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

Events42 years ago

1980 - Institution of sharia law in Iran.

Events40 years ago

1980 - During the Lebanese Civil War, 83 Tiger militants are killed during what will be known as the Safra massacre.

Events40 years ago

1981 - US President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Cold War: Samantha Smith, a US schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov.

Events37 years ago

1985 - Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17.

Events35 years ago
Events29 years ago

1992 - The New York Court of Appeals rules that women have the same right as men to go topless in public.

Events28 years ago
Events23 years ago

2003 - NASA Opportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover–B, was launched into space aboard a Delta II rocket.

Events17 years ago

2005 - A series of four explosions occurs on London's transport system, killing 56 people, including four suicide bombers, and injuring over 700 others.

Events15 years ago

2007 - The first Live Earth benefit concert was held in 11 locations around the world.

Events13 years ago

2012 - At least 172 people are killed in a flash flood in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia.

Events8 years ago
Events7 years ago

2016 - Ex-US Army soldier Micah Xavier Johnson shoots fourteen policemen during an anti-police protest in downtown Dallas, Texas, killing five of them. He is subsequently killed by a robot-delivered bomb.

Events4 years ago


611 - Eudoxia Epiphania, daughter of Byzantine emperor Heraclius


1053 - Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1129)

Births967 years ago

1119 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)

Births901 years ago
Births813 years ago

1482 - Andrzej Krzycki, Polish archbishop (d. 1537)

Births538 years ago
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1540 - John Sigismund Zápolya, King of Hungary (d. 1571)

Births480 years ago

1586 - Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English courtier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland (d. 1646)

Births434 years ago

1616 - John Leverett, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1679)

Births404 years ago

1752 - Joseph Marie Jacquard, French merchant, invented the Jacquard loom (d. 1834)

Births268 years ago

1766 - Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (d. 1815)

Births254 years ago

1831 - Jane Elizabeth Conklin, American poet and religious writer (d. 1914)

Births189 years ago

1833 - Félicien Rops, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1898)

Births187 years ago

1843 - Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)

Births177 years ago

1846 - Heinrich Rosenthal, Estonian physician and author (d. 1916)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician, 5th President of Brazil (d. 1919)

Births172 years ago

1851 - Charles Albert Tindley, American minister and composer (d. 1933)

Births169 years ago

1855 - Ludwig Ganghofer, German author and playwright (d. 1920)

Births165 years ago

1859 - Rettamalai Srinivasan, Indian politician (d. 1911)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1911)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Nettie Stevens, American geneticist (d. 1912)

Births159 years ago

1874 - Erwin Bumke, German lawyer and jurist (d. 1945)

Births146 years ago

1880 - Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer, invented sliced bread (d. 1960)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Yanka Kupala, Belarusian poet and writer (d. 1941)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Toivo Kuula, Finnish conductor and composer (d. 1918)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Lion Feuchtwanger, German author and playwright (d. 1958)

Births136 years ago

1891 - Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Japanese general and poet (d. 1945)

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1891 - Virginia Rappe, American model and actress (d. 1921)

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1893 - Herbert Feis, American historian and author (d. 1972)

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1893 - Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1981)

Births127 years ago

1898 - Arnold Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1985)

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1899 - George Cukor, American director and producer (d. 1983)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Maria Bard, German stage and silent film actress (d. 1944)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Earle E. Partridge, American general (d. 1990)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director (d. 1974)

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1901 - Sam Katzman, American director and producer (d. 1973)

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1901 - Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese cinematographer and producer (d. 1970)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Ted Radcliffe, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Simone Beck, French chef and author (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Marie-Louise Dubreil-Jacotin, French mathematician (d. 1972)

Births115 years ago

1906 - William Feller, Croatian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1970)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (d. 1985)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Satchel Paige, American baseball player and coach (d. 1982)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Revilo P. Oliver, American author and academic (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Gottfried von Cramm, German tennis player (d. 1976)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Doris McCarthy, Canadian painter and author (d. 2010)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-American composer (d. 2007)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Pinetop Perkins, American singer and pianist (d. 2011)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Margaret Walker, American novelist and poet (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran general and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2003)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Iva Withers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2014)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Bob Vanatta, American head basketball coach (d. 2016)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jing Shuping, Chinese businessman (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jon Pertwee, English actor (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Ezzard Charles, American boxer and bassist (d. 1975)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Adolf von Thadden, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Alan Armer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - James D. Hughes, American Air Force lieutenant general

Births98 years ago

1923 - Liviu Ciulei, Romanian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Whitney North Seymour Jr., American politician (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Eduardo Falú, Argentinian guitarist and composer (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Natalia Bekhtereva, Russian neuroscientist and psychologist (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Karim Olowu, Nigerian sprinter and long jumper

Births96 years ago

1924 - Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Wally Phillips, American radio host (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Nuon Chea, Cambodian politician (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago
Births94 years ago

1927 - Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Doc Severinsen, American trumpet player and conductor

Births93 years ago

1928 - Patricia Hitchcock, English actress

Births92 years ago

1928 - Kapelwa Sikota Zambian nurse and health official (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Sergio Romano, Italian writer, journalist, and historian

Births91 years ago

1930 - Biljana Plavšić, 2nd President of Republika Srpska

Births90 years ago

1930 - Hamish MacInnes, Scottish mountaineer and author

Births90 years ago

1930 - Theodore Edgar McCarrick, American cardinal

Births90 years ago

1930 - Hank Mobley, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1986)

Births90 years ago

1931 - David Eddings, American author and academic (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1932 - T. J. Bass, American physician and author (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Joe Zawinul, Austrian jazz keyboardist and composer (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1933 - David McCullough, American historian and author

Births87 years ago

1934 - Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gian Carlo Michelini, Italian-Taiwanese Roman Catholic priest

Births85 years ago

1936 - Egbert Brieskorn, German mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver (d. 1971)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1980)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong businessman and politician, 1st Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Births83 years ago

1938 - James Montgomery Boice, American pastor and theologian (d. 2000)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Elena Obraztsova, Russian soprano and actress (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Fru Ndi, Cameroonian politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Michael Howard, Welsh lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bill Oddie, English comedian, actor, and singer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jim Rodford, English bass player (d. 2018)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Carmen Duncan, Australian actress

Births78 years ago

1943 - Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Feleti Sevele, Tongan politician; Prime Minister of Tonga

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tony Jacklin, English golfer and sportscaster

Births76 years ago
Births76 years ago

1944 - Emanuel Steward, American boxer and trainer (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ian Wilmut, English-Scottish embryologist and academic

Births76 years ago

1945 - Michael Ancram, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Births75 years ago

1945 - Adele Goldberg, American computer scientist and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Helô Pinheiro, inspiration for the song "The Girl from Ipanema"

Births75 years ago

1947 - Gyanendra, King of Nepal

Births73 years ago

1947 - Howard Rheingold, American author and critic

Births73 years ago

1949 - Shelley Duvall, American actress, writer, and producer

Births71 years ago

1954 - Simon Anderson, Australian surfer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Len Barker, American baseball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1957 - Jonathan Dayton, American director and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Berry Sakharof, Turkish-Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Alexander Svinin, Russian figure skater and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Billy Campbell, American actor

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kevin A. Ford, American colonel and astronaut

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ralph Sampson, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1963 - Vonda Shepard, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dominik Henzel, Czech-Swedish actor and comedian

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mo Collins, American actress, comedian and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jeremy Kyle, English talk show host

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jim Gaffigan, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tom Kristensen, Danish race car driver

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jorja Fox, American actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sylke Otto, German luger

Births51 years ago

1969 - Joe Sakic, Canadian ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cree Summer, American-Canadian actress

Births51 years ago

1970 - Wayne McCullough, Northern Irish boxer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Min Patel, Indian-English cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Erik Zabel, German cyclist and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Christian Camargo, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Lisa Leslie, American basketball player and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Manfred Stohl, Austrian race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Kirsten Vangsness, American actress and writer

Births48 years ago

1973 - José Jiménez, Dominican baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births47 years ago

1974 - Patrick Lalime, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Tony Benshoof, American luger

Births45 years ago

1975 - Louis Koen, South African rugby player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Adam Nelson, American shot putter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Bérénice Bejo, Argentinian-French actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dominic Foley, Irish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Vasily Petrenko, Russian conductor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ercüment Olgundeniz, Turkish discus thrower and shot putter

Births44 years ago

1978 - Chris Andersen, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Davor Kraljević, Croatian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ibrahim Sulayman Muhammad Arbaysh, Saudi Arabian terrorist (d. 2015)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Douglas Hondo, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births41 years ago

1980 - John Buck, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Serdar Kulbilge, Turkish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michelle Kwan, American figure skater

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - George Owu, Ghanaian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Justin Davies, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alberto Aquilani, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Marc Stein, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ana Kasparian, American journalist and producer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Udo Schwarz, German rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sevyn Streeter, American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1988 - Kaci Brown, American singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lukas Rosenthal, German rugby player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Landon Cassill, American race car driver

Births31 years ago

1989 - Miina Kallas, Estonian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Karl-August Tiirmaa, Estonian skier

Births31 years ago

1990 - Lee Addy, Ghanaian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Pascal Stöger, Austrian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Alesso, Swedish DJ, record producer and musician

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ellina Anissimova, Estonian hammer thrower

Births28 years ago

1992 - Dominik Furman, Polish footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Timothy Cathcart, Northern Irish racing driver (d. 2014)

Births26 years ago


984 - Crescentius the Elder, Italian politician and aristocrat


1021 - Fujiwara no Akimitsu, Japanese bureaucrat (b. 944)

Deaths999 years ago

1162 - Haakon II Sigurdsson, king of Norway (b. 1147)

Deaths858 years ago

1285 - Tile Kolup, German impostor claiming to be Frederick II

Deaths735 years ago

1304 - Benedict XI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1240)

Deaths716 years ago

1307 - Edward I, king of England (b. 1239)

Deaths713 years ago

1345 - Momchil, Bulgarian brigand and ruler

Deaths675 years ago

1531 - Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor (b. 1460)

Deaths489 years ago

1568 - William Turner, British ornithologist and botanist (b. 1508)

Deaths452 years ago

1572 - Sigismund II Augustus, Polish king (b. 1520)

Deaths448 years ago

1573 - Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù and Villa Farnese (b. 1507)

Deaths447 years ago

1593 - Mohammed Bagayogo, Malian scholar and academic (b. 1523)

Deaths427 years ago

1600 - Thomas Lucy, English politician (b. 1532)

Deaths420 years ago

1607 - Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire, English noblewoman (b. 1563)

Deaths413 years ago

1647 - Thomas Hooker, English minister, founded the Colony of Connecticut (b. 1586)

Deaths373 years ago

1701 - William Stoughton, American judge and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1631)

Deaths319 years ago

1713 - Henry Compton, English bishop (b. 1632)

Deaths307 years ago

1718 - Alexei Petrovich, Russian tsar (b. 1690)

Deaths302 years ago

1730 - Olivier Levasseur, French pirate (b. 1690)

Deaths290 years ago

1758 - Marthanda Varma, Rani of Attingal (b. 1706)

Deaths262 years ago

1764 - William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician, Secretary at War (b. 1683)

Deaths256 years ago

1776 - Jeremiah Markland, English scholar and academic (b. 1693)

Deaths244 years ago

1790 - François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher and author (b. 1721)

Deaths230 years ago

1816 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1751)

Deaths204 years ago

1863 - William Mulready, Irish genre painter (b. 1786)

Deaths157 years ago

1865 - George Atzerodt (b. 1833)

Deaths155 years ago

1865 - David Herold (b. 1842)

Deaths155 years ago

1865 - Lewis Payne (b. 1844)

Deaths155 years ago

1865 - Mary Surratt (b. 1823)

Deaths155 years ago

1890 - Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (b. 1814)

Deaths130 years ago

1901 - Johanna Spyri, Swiss author (b. 1827)

Deaths119 years ago

1913 - Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (b. 1841)

Deaths107 years ago

1922 - Cathal Brugha, Irish revolutionary and politician, active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence; first Ceann Comhairle and first President of Dáil Éireann (b. 1874)

Deaths98 years ago

1925 - Clarence Hudson White, American photographer and educator (b. 1871)

Deaths95 years ago

1927 - Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician and academic (b. 1846)

Deaths93 years ago

1930 - Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (b. 1859)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Alexander Grin, Russian author (b. 1880)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian and educator (b. 1844)

Deaths88 years ago

1939 - Deacon White, American baseball player and manager (b. 1847)

Deaths81 years ago

1950 - Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1923)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Ali Naci Karacan, Turkish journalist and publisher (b. 1896)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (b. 1886)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Francis Browne, Irish priest and photographer (b. 1880)

Deaths60 years ago

1964 - Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1904)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Moshe Sharett, Ukrainian-Israeli lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Jo Schlesser, French race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1925)

Deaths49 years ago
Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Veronica Lake, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Walter Giesler, American soccer player and referee (b. 1910)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissau lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1933)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Dore Schary, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (b. 1901)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - George Oppen, American poet and author (b. 1908)

Deaths36 years ago

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

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Bill Cullen, American television panelist and game show host (b. 1920)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Cazuza, Brazilian singer and songwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (b. 1911)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Cameron Mitchell, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte, German general (b. 1907)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Moshood Abiola, Nigerian businessman and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (b. 1908)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Kenny Irwin Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian trumpet player and conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Juan de Ávalos, Spanish sculptor (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John Money, New Zealand-American psychologist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Bruce Conner, American sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Dorian Leigh, American model (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Allan W. Eckert, American historian and author (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Dick Williams, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ronaldo Cunha Lima, Brazilian poet and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dennis Flemion, American drummer (b. 1955)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Doris Neal, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerry Norman, American sinologist and linguist (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Leon Schlumpf, Swiss politician (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer (b. 1962)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert Hamerton-Kelly, South African-American pastor, theologian, and author (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Donald J. Irwin, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ben Pucci, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentinian-Spanish footballer and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Underwood, Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Maria Barroso, Portuguese actress and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bob MacKinnon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

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