Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

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Holidays and observances


1099 - Some 15,000 starving Christian soldiers begin the siege of Jerusalem by marching in a religious procession around the city as its Muslim defenders watch.

Events921 years ago

1283 - Roger of Lauria, commanding the Aragonese fleet defeats an Angevin fleet sent to put down a rebellion on Malta.

Events737 years ago

1497 - Vasco da Gama sets sail on the first direct European voyage to India.

Events523 years ago

1579 - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.

Events441 years ago
Events357 years ago

1709 - Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava, thus effectively ending Sweden's status as a major power in Europe.

Events311 years ago

1716 - The Battle of Dynekilen forces Sweden to abandon its invasion of Norway.

Events304 years ago

1730 - An estimated magnitude 8.7 earthquake causes a tsunami that damages more than 1,000 km (620 mi) of Chile's coastline.

Events290 years ago

1758 - French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.

Events262 years ago

1760 - British forces defeat French forces in the last naval battle in New France.

Events260 years ago

1775 - The Olive Branch Petition is signed by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies of North America.

Events245 years ago

1776 - Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.

Events244 years ago

1808 - Joseph Bonaparte approves the Bayonne Statute, a royal charter intended as the basis for his rule as king of Spain.

Events212 years ago

1822 - Chippewas turn over a huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.

Events198 years ago

1853 - The Perry Expedition arrives in Edo Bay with a treaty requesting trade.

Events167 years ago

1859 - King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.

Events161 years ago

1864 - Ikedaya Incident: The Choshu Han shishi's planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya.

Events156 years ago

1874 - The Mounties begin their March West.

Events146 years ago

1876 - White supremacists kill five Black Republicans in Hamburg, South Carolina.

Events144 years ago

1879 - Sailing ship USS Jeannette departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.

Events141 years ago

1889 - The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published.

Events131 years ago
Events128 years ago

1898 - The death of crime boss Soapy Smith, killed in the Shootout on Juneau Wharf, releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.

Events122 years ago

1932 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, closing at 41.22.

Events88 years ago
Events87 years ago

1937 - Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan sign the Treaty of Saadabad.

Events83 years ago

1947 - Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico in what became known as the Roswell UFO incident.

Events73 years ago

1948 - The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).

Events72 years ago

1960 - Francis Gary Powers is charged with espionage resulting from his flight over the Soviet Union.

Events60 years ago

1962 - Ne Win besieges and dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building to crush the Student Movement.

Events58 years ago
Events54 years ago
Events52 years ago

1970 - Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.

Events50 years ago

1972 - Israeli Mossad assassinate Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani.

Events48 years ago

1980 - The inaugural 1980 State of Origin game is won by Queensland who defeat New South Wales 20-10 at Lang Park.

Events40 years ago

1982 - Assassination attempt against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Dujail.

Events38 years ago

1988 - The Island Express train travelling from Bangalore to Kanyakumari derails on the Peruman bridge and falls into Ashtamudi Lake, killing 105 passengers and injuring over 200 more.

Events32 years ago

1994 - Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.

Events26 years ago

2003 - Sudan Airways Flight 139 crashes near Port Sudan Airport during an emergency landing attempt, killing all 117 people on board.

Events17 years ago

2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.

Events9 years ago

2014 - Israel launches an offensive on Gaza amid rising tensions following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

Events6 years ago


1478 - Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1550)

Births542 years ago
Births492 years ago

1538 - Alberto Bolognetti, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1585)

Births482 years ago
Births475 years ago

1593 - Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)

Births427 years ago

1593 - Peter Sainthill, English politician (d. 1648)

Births427 years ago

1621 - Jean de La Fontaine, French author and poet (d. 1695)

Births399 years ago

1760 - Christian Kramp, French mathematician and academic (d. 1826)

Births260 years ago

1766 - Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (d. 1842)

Births254 years ago

1779 - Giorgio Pullicino, Maltese painter and architect (d. 1851)

Births241 years ago

1819 - Francis Leopold McClintock, Irish admiral and explorer (d. 1907)

Births201 years ago

1830 - Frederick W. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)

Births190 years ago

1831 - John Pemberton, American chemist and pharmacist, invented Coca-Cola (d. 1888)

Births189 years ago

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

Births184 years ago

1838 - Eli Lilly, American soldier, chemist, and businessman, founded Eli Lilly and Company (d. 1898)

Births182 years ago

1838 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German general and businessman, founded the Zeppelin Airship Company (d. 1917)

Births182 years ago

1839 - John D. Rockefeller, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Standard Oil Company (d. 1937)

Births181 years ago

1851 - Arthur Evans, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1941)

Births169 years ago

1851 - John Murray, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1916)

Births169 years ago

1857 - Alfred Binet, French psychologist and graphologist (d. 1911)

Births163 years ago

1867 - Käthe Kollwitz, German painter and sculptor (d. 1945)

Births153 years ago

1876 - Alexandros Papanastasiou, Greek sociologist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)

Births144 years ago

1882 - Percy Grainger, Australian-American pianist and composer (d. 1961)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Ernst Bloch, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1977)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (d. 1948)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American painter (d. 1973)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Richard Aldington, English author and poet (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)

Births128 years ago

1893 - R. Carlyle Buley, American historian and author (d. 1968)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Igor Tamm, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Melville Ruick, American actor (d. 1972)

Births122 years ago

1900 - George Antheil, American pianist, composer, and author (d. 1959)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Henri Cartan, French mathematician and academic (d. 2008)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator and director (d. 1997)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the IDS Center and PPG Place (d. 2005)

Births114 years ago

1907 - George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Louis Jordan, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and actor (d. 1975)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Nelson Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (d. 1979)

Births112 years ago

1908 - V. K. R. Varadaraja Rao, Indian economist, politician, professor and educator (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Alan Brown, English soldier (d. 1971)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Ike Petersen, American football back (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Carlos Betances Ramírez, Puerto Rican general (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ken Farnes, English cricketer (d. 1941)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Alejandra Soler, Spanish politician (d. 2017)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Jyoti Basu, Indian politician, 6th Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Billy Eckstine, American singer and trumpet player (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Neil D. Van Sickle, American Air Force major general

Births105 years ago

1915 - Lowell English, United States Marine Corps general (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Jean Rouverol, American author, actress and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Pamela Brown, English actress (d. 1975)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Faye Emerson, American actress (d. 1983)

Births103 years ago

1917 - J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Paul B. Fay, American businessman, soldier, and diplomat, 12th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Irwin Hasen, American illustrator (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Oluf Reed-Olsen, Norwegian resistance member and pilot (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Julia Pirie, British spy working for MI5 (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Edward B. Giller, U.S Major General (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Craig Stevens, American actor (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Walter Scheel, German soldier and politician, 4th President of West Germany (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman (d. 1995)

Births100 years ago

1923 - Harrison Dillard, American sprinter and hurdler

Births97 years ago

1924 - Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Charles C. Droz, American politician

Births96 years ago

1925 - Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Arthur Imperatore Sr., Italian-American businessman from New Jersey

Births95 years ago

1925 - Bill Mackrides, American football quarterback

Births95 years ago

1925 - Dominique Nohain, French actor, screenwriter and director (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1926 - David Malet Armstrong, Australian philosopher and author (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - John Dingell, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Martin Riesen, Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender

Births94 years ago

1926 - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Maurice Hayes, Irish educator and politician (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Khensur Lungri Namgyel, Tibetan religious leader

Births93 years ago

1927 - Bob Beckham, American country singer (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Balakh Sher Mazari, former Prime Minister of Pakistan

Births92 years ago

1930 - Jerry Vale, American singer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1933 - Antonio Lamer, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Marty Feldman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Edward D. DiPrete, American politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - John David Crow, American football player and coach (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Steve Lawrence, American actor and singer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Vitaly Sevastyanov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2010)

Births85 years ago

1938 - Diane Clare, English actress (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ed Lumley, Canadian businessman and politician, 8th Canadian Minister of Communications

Births81 years ago

1940 - Joe B. Mauldin, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dario Gradi, Italian-English footballer, coach, and manager

Births79 years ago

1942 - Phil Gramm, American economist and politician

Births78 years ago

1944 - Jaimoe, American drummer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jeffrey Tambor, American actor and singer

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago

1947 - Kim Darby, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jenny Diski, English author and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian religious leader, founded the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae

Births73 years ago

1948 - Raffi, Egyptian-Canadian singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ruby Sales, American civil-rights activist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Wolfgang Puck, Austrian-American chef, restaurateur and entrepreneur

Births71 years ago

1949 - Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 2009)

Births71 years ago

1951 - Alan Ashby, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1951 - Anjelica Huston, American actress and director

Births69 years ago

1952 - Larry Garner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jack Lambert, American football player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1952 - Marianne Williamson, American author and activist

Births68 years ago

1956 - Terry Puhl, Canadian baseball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Carlos Cavazo, Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Aleksandr Gurnov, Russian journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Kevin Bacon, American actor and musician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Andreas Carlgren, Swedish educator and politician, 8th Swedish Minister for the Environment

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tzipi Livni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 18th Justice Minister of Israel

Births62 years ago

1959 - Pauline Quirke, English actress

Births61 years ago

1960 - Mal Meninga, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ces Drilon, Filipino journalist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Andrew Fletcher, English keyboard player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Toby Keith, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Karl Seglem, Norwegian saxophonist and record producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Joan Osborne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Mark Christopher, American director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Alexei Gusarov, Russian ice hockey player and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dan Levinson, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ralf Altmeyer, German-Chinese virologist and academic

Births54 years ago

1966 - Shadlog Bernicke, Nauruan politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jordan Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Billy Crudup, American actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shane Howarth, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sugizo, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Beck, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sylvain Gaudreault, Canadian educator and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Todd Martin, American tennis player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Neil Jenkins, Welsh rugby player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Karl Dykhuis, Canadian ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Shōsuke Tanihara, Japanese actor

Births48 years ago

1974 - Hu Liang, Chinese field hockey player

Births46 years ago

1976 - Talal El Karkouri, Moroccan footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - David Kennedy, American guitarist and songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ellen MacArthur, English sailor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Christian Abbiati, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Paolo Tiralongo, Italian cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Milo Ventimiglia, American actor, director, and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Urmas Rooba, Estonian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Mat McBriar, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ben Jelen, Scottish-American singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Eric Chouinard, American-Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Robbie Keane, Irish footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Wolfram Müller, German runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Sophia Bush, American actress and director

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hakim Warrick, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - John Bowker, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rich Peverley, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1986 - Jaime Garcia, Mexican baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Miki Roqué, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jesse Sergent, New Zealand cyclist

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dave Taylor, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Yarden Gerbi, Israeli world champion and Olympic bronze medalist judoka

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tor Marius Gromstad, Norwegian footballer (d. 2012)

Births31 years ago

1991 - Virgil van Dijk, Dutch footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ariel Camacho, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births28 years ago

1992 - Son Heung-min, Korean footballer

Births28 years ago

1997 - Bryce Love, American football player

Births23 years ago

1998 - Jaden Smith, American actor and rapper

Births22 years ago


689 - Kilian, Irish bishop


810 - Pepin of Italy, son of Charlemagne (b. 773)


873 - Gunther, archbishop of Cologne


900 - Qatr al-Nada, wife of the Abbasid caliph al-Mu'tadid


901 - Grimbald, French-English monk and saint (b. 827)


975 - Edgar the Peaceful, English king (b. 943)


1153 - Pope Eugene III (b. 1087)

Deaths867 years ago
Deaths767 years ago

1261 - Adolf IV of Holstein, Count of Schauenburg

Deaths759 years ago

1390 - Albert of Saxony, Bishop of Halberstadt and German philosopher (b. circa 1320)

Deaths630 years ago

1538 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1475)

Deaths482 years ago

1623 - Pope Gregory XV (b. 1554)

Deaths397 years ago

1689 - Edward Wooster, English-American settler (b. 1622)

Deaths331 years ago

1695 - Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1629)

Deaths325 years ago

1716 - Robert South, English preacher and theologian (b. 1634)

Deaths304 years ago

1721 - Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1649)

Deaths299 years ago

1784 - Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1735)

Deaths236 years ago

1794 - Richard Mique, French architect (b. 1728)

Deaths226 years ago

1820 - Octavia Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor (b. 1816)

Deaths200 years ago

1822 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and playwright (b. 1792)

Deaths198 years ago
Deaths170 years ago

1859 - Oscar I of Sweden (b. 1799)

Deaths161 years ago

1873 - Franz Xaver Winterhalter, German painter and lithographer (b. 1805)

Deaths147 years ago

1887 - Ben Holladay, American businessman (b. 1819)

Deaths133 years ago

1895 - Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian chemist and physicist (b. 1821)

Deaths125 years ago

1905 - Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (b. 1834)

Deaths115 years ago

1913 - Louis Hémon, French-Canadian author (b. 1880)

Deaths107 years ago

1917 - Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)

Deaths103 years ago

1930 - Joseph Ward, Australian-New Zealand businessman and politician, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1856)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Anthony Hope, English author and playwright (b. 1863)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (b. 1848)

Deaths86 years ago

1939 - Havelock Ellis, English psychologist and author (b. 1859)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, historian, and politician (b. 1874)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (b. 1856)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1881)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Jean Moulin, French soldier (b. 1899)

Deaths77 years ago

1950 - Othmar Spann, Austrian sociologist, economist, and philosopher (b. 1878)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - August Alle, Estonian lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1890)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1881)

Deaths64 years ago

1965 - Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American lawyer and author (b. 1881)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Désiré Mérchez, French swimmer and water polo player (b. 1882)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Kurt Reidemeister, German mathematician connected to the Vienna Circle (b. 1893)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian writer and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Education Minister of Israel (b. 1884)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (b. 1877)

Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Michael Wilding, English actor (b. 1912)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (b. 1902)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Phil Foster, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Jean-Paul Le Chanois, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1909)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Lionel Chevrier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and author (b. 1896)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Ray Barbuti, American runner and football player (b. 1905)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Howard Duff, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - James Franciscus, American actor (b. 1934)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Christian-Jaque, French director and screenwriter (b. 1904)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Kim Il-sung, North Korean commander and politician, President of North Korea (b. 1912)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American businessman and explorer (b. 1927)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Dick Sargent, American actor (b. 1930)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Irene Prador, Austrian-born actress and writer (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

1998Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player, author, and feminist (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - John O'Shea, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Ward Kimball, American animator and trombonist (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Paula Danziger, American author and educator (b. 1944)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - June Allyson, American actress and singer (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Chandra Shekhar, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jack B. Sowards, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - John Templeton, American-born British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1912)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Midnight, American singer-songwriter (b. 1962)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Muhammed bin Saud Al Saud, Saudi Arabian politician (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gyang Dalyop Datong, Nigerian physician and politician (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Martin Pakledinaz, American costume designer (b. 1953)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Dick Gray, American baseball player (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Edmund Morgan, American historian and author (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Claudiney Ramos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sundri Uttamchandani, Indian author (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brett Walker, American songwriter and producer (b. 1961)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ben Pangelinan, Guamanian businessman and politician (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Howard Siler, American bobsledder and coach (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ken Stabler, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James Tate, American poet (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Tab Hunter, American actor, pop singer, film producer and author (b. 1931)