Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kiribati from the United Kingdom in 1979.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of São Tomé and Príncipe from Portugal in 1975.

Holidays and observances

The second day of Naadam (Mongolia)

Holidays and observances

The Twelfth, also known as Orangemen's Day (Northern Ireland, Scotland, Newfoundland and Labrador)

Holidays and observances

Events

AD 70 - The armies of Titus attack the walls of Jerusalem after a six-month siege. Three days later they breach the walls, which enables the army to destroy the Second Temple.

Events

927 - King Constantine II of Scotland, King Hywel Dda of Deheubarth, Ealdred of Bamburgh and King Owain of the Cumbrians accepted the overlordship of King Æthelstan of England, leading to seven years of peace in the north.

Events

1191 - Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrenders to Philip Augustus, ending the two-year siege of Acre.

Events829 years ago
Events550 years ago

1493 - Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the best-documented early printed books, is published.

Events527 years ago

1527 - Lê Cung Hoàng ceded the throne to Mạc Đăng Dung, ending the Lê dynasty and starting the Mạc dynasty.

Events493 years ago

1543 - King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

Events477 years ago

1562 - Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatán, burns the sacred books of the Maya.

Events458 years ago

1576 - Mughal Empire annexes Bengal after defeating the Bengal Sultanate at the Battle of Raj Mahal.

Events444 years ago

1580 - The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic language, is published.

Events440 years ago

1691 - Battle of Aughrim (Julian calendar): The decisive victory of William III of England's forces in Ireland.

Events329 years ago

1776 - Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.

Events244 years ago

1789 - In response to the dismissal of the French finance minister Jacques Necker, the radical journalist Camille Desmoulins gives a speech which results in the storming of the Bastille two days later.

Events231 years ago
Events230 years ago

1799 - Ranjit Singh conquers Lahore and becomes Maharaja of the Punjab (Sikh Empire).

Events221 years ago

1801 - British ships inflict heavy damage on Spanish and French ships in the Second Battle of Algeciras.

Events219 years ago

1806 - Sixteen German imperial states leave the Holy Roman Empire and form the Confederation of the Rhine.

Events214 years ago

1812 - The American Army of the Northwest briefly occupies the Upper Canadian settlement at what is now at Windsor, Ontario.

Events208 years ago

1862 - The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.

Events158 years ago

1913 - Serbian forces begin their siege of the Bulgarian city of Vidin; the siege is later called off when the war ends.

Events107 years ago

1917 - The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.

Events103 years ago

1918 - The Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The Soviet–Lithuanian Peace Treaty is signed, by which Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of Lithuania.

Events100 years ago
Events77 years ago

1948 - Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion orders the expulsion of Palestinians from the towns of Lod and Ramla.

Events72 years ago

1960 - Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Indian city Pune floods due to failure of the Khadakwasla and Panshet dams, killing at least two thousand people.

Events59 years ago

1962 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at London's Marquee Club.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Pauline Reade, 16, disappears in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders.

Events57 years ago
Events53 years ago

1971 - The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.

Events49 years ago

1973 - A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

Events47 years ago

1975 - São Tomé and Príncipe declare independence from Portugal.

Events45 years ago

1979 - The island nation of Kiribati becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

Events41 years ago

2006 - The 2006 Lebanon War begins.

Events14 years ago

2007 - U.S. Army Apache helicopters engage in airstrikes against civilians in Baghdad, Iraq; footage from the cockpit is later leaked to the Internet.

Events13 years ago

2012 - Syrian Civil War: Government forces target the homes of rebels and activists in Tremseh and kill anywhere between 68 and 150 people.

Events8 years ago

2012 - A tank truck explosion kills more than 100 people in Okobie, Nigeria.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Six people are killed and 200 injured in a French passenger train derailment in Brétigny-sur-Orge.

Events7 years ago

Births

100 BC - Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general (d. 44 BC)

Births

1394 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shōgun (d. 1441)

Births626 years ago

1468 - Juan del Encina, Spanish poet, playwright, and composer (probable; d. 1530)

Births552 years ago

1477 - Jacopo Sadoleto, Italian cardinal (d. 1547)

Births543 years ago
Births471 years ago
Births392 years ago
Births369 years ago

1675 - Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1742)

Births345 years ago

1712 - Sir Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet, Colonial governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts Bay (d. 1779)

Births308 years ago

1730 - Josiah Wedgwood, English potter, founded the Wedgwood Company (d. 1795)

Births290 years ago

1803 - Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)

Births217 years ago

1807 - Thomas Hawksley, English engineer and academic (d. 1893)

Births213 years ago

1813 - Claude Bernard, French physiologist and academic (d. 1878)

Births207 years ago

1817 - Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1862)

Births203 years ago

1817 - Alvin Saunders, Territorial Governor and Senator from Nebraska (d. 1899)

Births203 years ago

1821 - D. H. Hill, American general and academic (d. 1889)

Births199 years ago

1824 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)

Births196 years ago

1828 - Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1889)

Births192 years ago

1849 - William Osler, Canadian physician and author (d. 1919)

Births171 years ago

1850 - Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist and academic (d. 1912)

Births170 years ago

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

Births168 years ago

1854 - George Eastman, American businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (d. 1933)

Births166 years ago

1855 - Ned Hanlan, Canadian rower, academic, and businessman (d. 1908)

Births165 years ago

1857 - George E. Ohr, American potter (d. 1918)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Anton Arensky, Russian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1906)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (d. 1933)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Paul Drude, German physicist and academic (d. 1906)

Births157 years ago

1868 - Stefan George, German poet and translator (d. 1933)

Births152 years ago
Births150 years ago

1872 - Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1945)

Births148 years ago

1876 - Max Jacob, French poet, painter, and critic (d. 1944)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Alphaeus Philemon Cole, American artist, engraver and etcher (d. 1988)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Peeter Põld, Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1930)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Margherita Piazzola Beloch, Italian mathematician (d. 1976)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Han Yong-un, Korean poet (d. 1944)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Tod Browning, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1962)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Louis B. Mayer, Russian-born American film producer, co-founded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (d. 1957)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1920)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (d. 1956)

Births134 years ago

1892 - Bruno Schulz, Ukrainian-Polish author and painter (d. 1942)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (d. 1962)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Buckminster Fuller, American architect and engineer, designed the Montreal Biosphère (d. 1983)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Oscar Hammerstein II, American director, producer, and songwriter (d. 1960)

Births125 years ago

1899 - E.D. Nixon, American civil rights leader (d. 1987)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Günther Anders, German philosopher and journalist (d. 1992)

Births118 years ago
Births118 years ago

1902 - Vic Armbruster, Australian rugby league player (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Weary Dunlop, Australian colonel and surgeon (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Milton Berle, American comedian and actor (d. 2002)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Alain Cuny, French actor (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Paul Runyan, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Joe DeRita, American actor (d. 1993)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Motoichi Kumagai, Japanese photographer and illustrator (d. 2010)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Fritz Leonhardt, German engineer, designed Fernsehturm Stuttgart (d. 1999)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Herbert Zim, American naturalist, author, and educator (d. 1994)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Evald Mikson, Estonian footballer (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Willis Lamb, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Mohammad Moin, Iranian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1971)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Emanuel Papper, American anesthesiologist, professor, and author (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago
Births105 years ago

1916 - Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Ukrainian-Russian soldier and sniper (d. 1974)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Luigi Gorrini, Italian soldier and pilot (d. 2014)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Satyendra Narayan Sinha, Indian statesman (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Andrew Wyeth, American artist (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Mary Glen-Haig, English fencer (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Vivian Mason, American actress (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Doris Grumbach, American novelist, memoirist, biographer, literary critic, and essayist

Births102 years ago

1918 - Rusty Dedrick, American swing and bebop jazz trumpeter (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Paul Gonsalves, American saxophonist (d. 1974)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Randolph Quirk, Manx linguist and academic (d. 2017)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Mark Hatfield, American soldier and politician, 29th Governor of Oregon (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1923 - James E. Gunn, American science fiction author

Births97 years ago

1924 - Faidon Matthaiou, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Albert Lance, Australian-French tenor (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Roger Smith, American businessman (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Françoys Bernier, Canadian pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1993)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Conte Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jack Harshman, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Alastair Burnet, English journalist (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Elias James Corey, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births92 years ago

1928 - Imero Fiorentino, American lighting designer (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births90 years ago

1930 - Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad

Births90 years ago

1931 - Eric Ives, English historian and academic (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Geeto Mongol, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Rene Goulet, Canadian retired professional wrestler

Births88 years ago

1932 - Monte Hellman, American director and producer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Otis Davis, American sprinter

Births88 years ago

1933 - Victor Poor, American engineer, developed the Datapoint 2200 (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Donald E. Westlake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Thomas Charlton, American competition rower and Olympic champion

Births86 years ago

1934 - Van Cliburn, American pianist and composer (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Satoshi Ōmura, Japanese biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jan Němec, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Mickey Edwards, American lawyer and politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Lionel Jospin, French civil servant and politician, 165th Prime Minister of France

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert McFarlane, American colonel and diplomat, 13th United States National Security Advisor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Guy Woolfenden, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ron Fairly, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births82 years ago

1938 - Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Eiko Ishioka, Japanese art director and graphic designer (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Phillip Adams, Australian journalist and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Arlen Ness, American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur

Births81 years ago

1941 - Benny Parsons, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2007)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Swamp Dogg, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roy Palmer, English cricketer and umpire

Births78 years ago

1942 - Billy Smith, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births78 years ago

1942 - Steve Young, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Christine McVie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - Simon Blackburn, English philosopher and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Delia Ephron, American author, playwright, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Pat Woodell, American actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Butch Hancock, American country-folk singer-songwriter and musician

Births75 years ago

1947 - Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - Wilko Johnson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Richard C. McCarty, American psychologist and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ben Burtt, American director, screenwriter, and sound designer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Walter Egan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Simmons, American fitness trainer and actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Simon Fox, English drummer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rick Hendrick, American businessman, founded Hendrick Motorsports

Births71 years ago

1950 - Eric Carr, American drummer and songwriter (d. 1991)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gilles Meloche, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Joan Bauer, American author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Brian Grazer, American screenwriter and producer, founded Imagine Entertainment

Births69 years ago

1951 - Cheryl Ladd, American actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Piotr Pustelnik, Polish mountaineer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jamey Sheridan, American actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Voja Antonić, Serbian computer scientist and journalist, designed the Galaksija computer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Irina Bokova, Bulgarian politician, Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births68 years ago

1952 - Philip Taylor Kramer, American bass player (d. 1995)

Births68 years ago

1954 - Eric Adams, American singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Robert Carl, American pianist and composer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Timothy Garton Ash, English historian and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jimmy LaFave, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mel Harris, American actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sandi Patty, American singer and pianist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Rick Husband, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Dave Semenko, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 2017)

Births63 years ago

1958 - J. D. Hayworth, American politician and radio host

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tonya Lee Williams, English-Canadian actress and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - David Brown, Australian meteorologist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tupou VI, King of Tonga

Births61 years ago

1959 - Karl J. Friston, English psychiatrist and neuroscientist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)

Births61 years ago

1961 - Heikko Glöde, German footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Shiva Rajkumar, Indian actor, singer, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Luc De Vos, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Joanna Shields, American-English businesswoman

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dean Wilkins, English footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1964 - Gaby Roslin, English television host and actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Sanjay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Robin Wilson, American singer and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jeff Bucknum, American race car driver

Births54 years ago

1966 - Annabel Croft, English tennis player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Taiji, Japanese bass player and songwriter (d. 2011)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Richard Herring, English comedian and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mac McCaughan, American singer and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Petrucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Bruny Surin, Canadian sprinter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress

Births51 years ago
Births51 years ago

1969 - Alan Mullally, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Anne-Sophie Pic, French chef

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (d. 2006)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Aure Atika, Portuguese-French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor, singer, and dancer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Joel Casamayor, Cuban American former professional boxer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Andriy Kovalenco, Ukrainian-Spanish rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Loni Love, American comedian, actress, and talk show host

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater

Births49 years ago

1972 - Travis Best, American basketball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jake Wood, English actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Christian Vieri, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Gregory Shane Helms, American professional wrestler

Births46 years ago

1975 - Phil Lord, American filmmaker

Births45 years ago

1976 - Dan Boyle, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anna Friel, English actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tracie Spencer, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Neil Harris, English footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Steve Howey, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Francesca Lubiani, Italian tennis player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Topher Grace, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Michelle Rodriguez, American actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Brooke Baldwin, American journalist and television news anchor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Maya Kobayashi, Japanese journalist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kristen Connolly, American actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Adrienne Camp, South African singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pradeepan Raveendran, Sri Lankan director, producer, and screenwriter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1984 - Gareth Gates, English singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jonathan Lewis, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Natalie Martinez, American actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Michael McGovern, Irish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sami Zayn, Canadian professional wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - Paulo Vitor Barreto, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Gianluca Curci, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Keven Lacombe, Canadian cyclist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ismael Londt, Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer

Births35 years ago

1986 - 360, Australian rapper

Births34 years ago

1986 - Didier Digard, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Hannaliis Jaadla, Estonian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - JP Pietersen, South African rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Simone Laudehr, German footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - LeSean McCoy, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Inbee Park, South Korean golfer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nick Palmieri, American ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Bebé, Portuguese footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Rachel Brosnahan, American actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Chasen Shreve, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Salih Dursun, Turkish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - James Rodríguez, Colombian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Bartosz Bereszyński, Polish footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kurt Capewell, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kanako Momota, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births26 years ago

1995 - Luke Shaw, English footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Jordyn Wieber, American gymnast

Births25 years ago

1996 - Moussa Dembélé, French footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Jordan Romero, American mountaineer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Daniel Lawrence, English cricketer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani-English activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births23 years ago

Deaths

524 - Viventiolus, archbishop of Lyon (b. 460)

Deaths

783 - Bertrada of Laon, Frankish queen (b. 720)

Deaths

965 - Meng Chang, emperor of Later Shu (b. 919)

Deaths

981 - Xue Juzheng, Chinese scholar-official and historian

Deaths

1067 - John Komnenos, Byzantine general

Deaths953 years ago

1441 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shōgun (b. 1394)

Deaths579 years ago

1441 - Kyōgoku Takakazu, Japanese nobleman

Deaths579 years ago

1489 - Bahlul Lodi, sultan of Delhi

Deaths531 years ago

1536 - Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch priest and philosopher (b. 1466)

Deaths484 years ago

1584 - Steven Borough, English navigator and explorer (b. 1525)

Deaths436 years ago
Deaths397 years ago

1664 - Stefano della Bella, Italian illustrator and engraver (b. 1610)

Deaths356 years ago

1682 - Jean Picard, French priest and astronomer (b. 1620)

Deaths338 years ago

1691 - Marquis de St Ruth, French general

Deaths329 years ago

1693 - John Ashby, English admiral (b. 1640)

Deaths327 years ago

1712 - Richard Cromwell, English academic and politician (b. 1626)

Deaths308 years ago

1742 - Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1675)

Deaths278 years ago

1749 - Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, French navy officer and politician, Governor General of New France (b. 1671)

Deaths271 years ago

1773 - Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (b. 1697)

Deaths247 years ago

1804 - Alexander Hamilton, American general, economist, and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1755)

Deaths216 years ago

1845 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian linguist, poet, and playwright (b. 1808)

Deaths175 years ago

1850 - Robert Stevenson, Scottish engineer (b. 1772)

Deaths170 years ago

1855 - Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (b. 1802)

Deaths165 years ago

1870 - John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (b. 1809)

Deaths150 years ago

1892 - Alexander Cartwright, American firefighter, invented baseball (b. 1820)

Deaths128 years ago

1910 - Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (b. 1887)

Deaths110 years ago

1926 - Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist and spy (b. 1868)

Deaths94 years ago

1926 - Charles Wood Irish composer (b. 1866)

Deaths94 years ago

1929 - Robert Henri, American painter and educator (b. 1865)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

Deaths89 years ago

1934 - Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and businessman, invented the outboard motor (b. 1877)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (b. 1859)

Deaths85 years ago

1944 - Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., American general and politician, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1887)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1871)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (b. 1895)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Ray Stannard Baker, American journalist and author (b. 1870)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Douglas Hyde, Irish scholar and politician, 1st President of Ireland (b. 1860)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Elsie de Wolfe, American actress, author, and interior decorator (b. 1865)

Deaths70 years ago

1956 - John Hayes, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1868)

Deaths64 years ago

1961 - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1879)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American composer and bandleader (b. 1907)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (b. 1898)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - D. T. Suzuki, Japanese philosopher and author (b. 1870)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Henry George Lamond, Australian farmer and author (b. 1885)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Yvon Robert, Canadian wrestler (b. 1914)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Lon Chaney, Jr., American actor (b. 1906)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - James Ormsbee Chapin, American painter and illustrator (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Chris Wood, English saxophonist (b. 1944)

Deaths37 years ago

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

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Caroline Pafford Miller, American journalist and author (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Dan Eldon, English photographer and journalist (b. 1970)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Eila Campbell, English geographer and cartographer (b. 1915)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - John Chancellor, American journalist (b. 1927)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - François Furet, French historian and author (b. 1927)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Arkady Ostashev, Soviet/Russian scientist and engineer (b. 1925)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Serge Lemoyne, Canadian painter (b. 1941)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Rajendra Kumar, Bollywood actor, (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Charles Merritt, Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1908)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Fred Marcellino, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Benny Carter, American trumpet player, saxophonist, and composer (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Mark Lovell, English race car driver (b. 1960)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Betty Oliphant, English-Canadian ballerina, co-founded the National Ballet School of Canada (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, English businessman (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Robert Burås, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1975)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Stan Zemanek, Australian radio and television host (b. 1947)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Bobby Murcer, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1946)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (b. 1955)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - James P. Hogan, English-American author (b. 1941)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Pius Njawé, Cameroonian journalist (b. 1957)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (b. 1939)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1916)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Alimuddin, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dara Singh, Indian wrestler, actor, and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eddy Brown, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American author and illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roger Payne, English mountaineer (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hamid Samandarian, Iranian director and playwright (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George C. Stoney, American director and producer (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Amar Bose, American businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Takako Takahashi, Japanese author (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alan Whicker, Egyptian-English journalist (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jamil Ahmad, Pakistani author (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nestor Basterretxea, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Emil Bobu, Romanian politician (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kenneth J. Gray, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - D'Army Bailey, American lawyer, judge, and actor (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chenjerai Hove, Zimbabwean journalist, author, and poet (b. 1956)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Tibetan monk and activist (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Cheng Siwei, Chinese engineer, economist, and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Goran Hadžić, Serbian politician (b. 1958)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Dada J. P. Vaswani, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1918)

Deaths2 years ago

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