Holidays and observances

Feast of Kalimát, first day of the seventh month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

The last day of Naadam (Mongolia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

587 BC - Babylon's siege of Jerusalem ends following the destruction of Solomon's Temple.

Events

1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–74, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

Events846 years ago
Events771 years ago

1260 - The Livonian Order suffers its greatest defeat in the 13th century in the Battle of Durbe against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Events760 years ago

1558 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul de Thermes at Gravelines.

Events462 years ago

1573 - Eighty Years' War: The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months.

Events447 years ago

1643 - English Civil War: Battle of Roundway Down: In England, Henry Wilmot, 1st Earl of Rochester, commanding the Royalist forces, heavily defeats the Parliamentarian forces led by Sir William Waller.

Events377 years ago

1787 - The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.

Events233 years ago

1793 - Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the opposing political faction.

Events227 years ago

1794 - The Battle of Trippstadt is fought between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria.

Events226 years ago

1814 - The Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy, is established.

Events206 years ago

1830 - The General Assembly's Institution, now the Scottish Church College, one of the pioneering institutions that ushered the Bengali Renaissance, is founded by Alexander Duff and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, in Calcutta, India.

Events190 years ago

1831 - Regulamentul Organic, a quasi-constitutional organic law is adopted in Wallachia, one of the two Danubian Principalities that were to become the basis of Romania.

Events189 years ago

1854 - In the Battle of Guaymas, Mexico, General José María Yáñez stops the French invasion led by Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon.

Events166 years ago

1863 - New York City draft riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.

Events157 years ago

1878 - Treaty of Berlin: The European powers redraw the map of the Balkans. Serbia, Montenegro and Romania become completely independent of the Ottoman Empire.

Events142 years ago

1919 - The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.

Events101 years ago

1941 - World War II: Montenegrins begin a popular uprising against the Axis powers (Trinaestojulski ustanak).

Events79 years ago

1956 - The Dartmouth workshop is the first conference on artificial intelligence.

Events64 years ago

1962 - In an unprecedented action, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan dismisses seven members of his Cabinet, marking the effective end of the National Liberals as a distinct force within British politics.

Events58 years ago

1973 - Watergate scandal: Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of a secret Oval Office taping system to investigators for the Senate Watergate Committee.

Events47 years ago

1977 - Somalia declares war on Ethiopia, starting the Ogaden War.

Events43 years ago

1977 - New York City: Amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences an electrical blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting.

Events43 years ago

1985 - The Live Aid benefit concert takes place in London and Philadelphia, as well as other venues such as Moscow and Sydney.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Vice President George H. W. Bush becomes the Acting President for the day when President Ronald Reagan undergoes surgery to remove polyps from his colon.

Events35 years ago

2003 - French DGSE personnel abort an operation to rescue Íngrid Betancourt from FARC rebels in Colombia, causing a political scandal when details are leaked to the press.

Events17 years ago

2008 - Battle of Wanat begins when Taliban and al-Qaeda guerrillas attack US Army and Afghan National Army troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. deaths were, at that time, the most in a single battle since the beginning of operations in 2001.

Events12 years ago

2011 - Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.

Events9 years ago

2011 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 1999 is adopted, which admits South Sudan to member status of United Nations.

Events9 years ago

2013 - Typhoon Soulik kills at least nine people and affects more than 160 million in East China and Taiwan.

Events7 years ago
Events4 years ago

Births

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

Births
Births594 years ago

1478 - Giulio d'Este, illegitimate son of Italian noble (d. 1561)

Births542 years ago

1470 - Francesco Armellini Pantalassi de' Medici, Catholic cardinal (d. 1528)

Births550 years ago

1527 - John Dee, English-Welsh mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer (d. 1609)

Births493 years ago

1579 - Arthur Dee, English physician and chemist (d. 1651)

Births441 years ago

1590 - Pope Clement X (d. 1676)

Births430 years ago
Births414 years ago

1607 - Wenceslaus Hollar, Czech-English painter and illustrator (d. 1677)

Births413 years ago
Births412 years ago

1745 - Robert Calder, Scottish-English admiral (d. 1818)

Births275 years ago

1756 - Thomas Rowlandson, English artist and caricaturist (d. 1827)

Births264 years ago

1760 - István Pauli, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1829)

Births260 years ago

1770 - Alexander Balashov, Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Police (d. 1837)

Births250 years ago

1793 - John Clare, English poet and author (d. 1864)

Births227 years ago

1821 - Nathan Bedford Forrest, American general and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1877)

Births199 years ago

1831 - Arthur Böttcher, German pathologist and anatomist (d. 1889)

Births189 years ago

1841 - Otto Wagner, Austrian architect, designed the Austrian Postal Savings Bank and Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station (d. 1918)

Births179 years ago

1858 - Stewart Culin, American ethnographer and author (d. 1929)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, English economist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1947)

Births161 years ago

1863 - Margaret Murray, British archaeologist, anthropologist, historian, and folklorist (d. 1963)

Births157 years ago

1864 - John Jacob Astor IV, American colonel and businessman (d. 1912)

Births156 years ago

1877 - Robert Henry Mathews, Australian linguist and missionary (d. 1970)

Births143 years ago

1884 - Yrjö Saarela, Finnish wrestler and coach (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1889 - Emma Asson, Estonian educator and politician (d. 1965)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Stan Coveleski, American baseball player (d. 1984)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1941)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Jonni Myyrä, Finnish-American discus and javelin thrower (d. 1955)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Isaac Babel, Russian short story writer, journalist, and playwright (d. 1940)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Sidney Blackmer, American actor (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter and educator (d. 1992)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Julius Schreck, German commander (d. 1936)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Ivan Triesault, Estonian-born American actor (d. 1980)

Births122 years ago

1900 - George Lewis, American clarinet player and songwriter (d. 1969)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Eric Portman, English actor (d. 1969)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Kenneth Clark, English historian and author (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Alfredo M. Santos, Filipino general (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Eugenio Pagnini, Italian modern pentathlete (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Magda Foy, American child actress (d. 2000)

Births115 years ago

1907 - George Weller, American author, playwright, and journalist (d. 2002)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Dorothy Round, English tennis player (d. 1982)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Tim Spencer, American country & western singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1974)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Lien Gisolf, Dutch high jumper (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Loren Pope, American journalist and author (d. 2008)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Bob Steele (broadcaster), American radio personality (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Dave Garroway, American journalist and television personality (d. 1982)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish businessman (d. 2012)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Kay Linaker, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Kaoru Ishikawa, Japanese author and educator (d. 1989)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Alberto Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Ronald Bladen, American painter and sculptor (d. 1988)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Marcia Brown, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Hau Pei-tsun, 13th Premier of the Republic of China

Births101 years ago

1919 - William F. Quinn, American lawyer (d. 2006)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Ernest Gold, Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Leslie Brooks, American actress (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Anker Jørgensen, Danish trade union leader and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Helmy Afify Abd El-Bar, Egyptian military commander (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ashley Bryan, American children's book author and illustrator

Births97 years ago

1924 - Johnny Gilbert, American game show host and announcer

Births96 years ago

1925 - Suzanne Zimmerman, American competition swimmer and Olympic medalist

Births95 years ago

1925 - Huang Zongying, Chinese actress and writer

Births95 years ago

1926 - Robert H. Justman, American director, producer, and production manager (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1926 - T. Loren Christianson, American politician (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Thomas Clark, American politician

Births94 years ago

1927 - Simone Veil, French lawyer and politician, 12th President of the European Parliament (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ian Reed, Australian discus thrower

Births93 years ago

1928 - Bob Crane, American actor (d. 1978)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sven Davidson, Swedish-American tennis player (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Al Rex, American musician

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Svein Ellingsen, Norwegian visual artist and hymnist

Births91 years ago

1930 - Sam Greenlee, American author and poet (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Frank Ramsey, American basketball player and coach (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Hubert Reeves, Canadian-French astrophysicist and author

Births88 years ago

1933 - David Storey, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Piero Manzoni, Italian artist (d. 1963)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Peter Gzowski, Canadian journalist and academic (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Gordon Lee, English footballer and manager

Births86 years ago

1934 - Wole Soyinka, Nigerian author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate

Births86 years ago

1934 - Aleksei Yeliseyev, Russian engineer and astronaut

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jack Kemp, American football player and politician, 9th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Earl Lovelace, Trinidadian journalist, author, and playwright

Births85 years ago

1935 - Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Albert Ayler, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1970)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Ghillean Prance, English botanist and ecologist

Births83 years ago

1939 - Lambert Jackson Woodburne, South African admiral (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tom Lichtenberg, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Patrick Stewart, English actor, director, and producer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Grahame Corling, Australian cricketer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Robert Forster, American actor and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ehud Manor, Israeli songwriter and translator (d. 2005)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jacques Perrin, French actor, director, and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Harrison Ford, American actor and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roger McGuinn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Chris Serle, English journalist and actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Eric Freeman, Australian cricketer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Cyril Knowles, English footballer and manager (d. 1991)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Erno Rubik, Hungarian game designer, architect, and educator, invented the Rubik's Cube

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ashley Mallett, Australian cricketer and author

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bob Kauffman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Cheech Marin, American actor and comedian

Births74 years ago

1948 - Catherine Breillat, French director and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Bryan Murray, Irish actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - George Nelson, American astronomer and astronaut

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ma Ying-jeou, Hong Kong-Taiwanese commander and politician, 12th President of the Republic of China

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jurelang Zedkaia, Marshallese politician, 5th President of the Marshall Islands (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Rob Bishop, American educator and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Didi Conn, American actress and singer

Births69 years ago

1954 - Ray Bright, Australian cricketer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Louise Mandrell, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births66 years ago

1956 - Mark Mendoza, American bass player and songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Michael Spinks, American boxer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Thierry Boutsen, Belgian race car driver and businessman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Cameron Crowe, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1959 - Richard Leman, English field hockey player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Fuziah Salleh, Malaysian politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Robert Abraham, American football player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ian Hislop, Welsh-English journalist and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Curtis Rouse, American football player (d. 2013)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Tahira Asif, Pakistani politician (d. 2014)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Anders Jarryd, Swedish tennis player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Khalid Mahmood, Pakistani-English engineer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tim Watson, Australian footballer, coach, and journalist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tom Kenny, American voice actor and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rhonda Vincent, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Neal Foulds, English snooker player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Kenny Johnson, American actor, producer, and model

Births57 years ago

1964 - Charlie Hides, American drag queen and comedian

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Thorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Eileen Ivers, American fiddler

Births55 years ago

1965 - Colin van der Voort, Australian rugby league player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gerald Levert, American R&B singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Natalia Luis-Bassa, Venezuelan-English conductor and educator

Births54 years ago

1967 - Richard Marles, Australian lawyer and politician, 50th Australian Minister for Trade and Investment

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark McGowan, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Western Australia

Births53 years ago

1969 - Brad Godden, Australian rugby league player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ken Jeong, American actor, comedian, and physician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan political scientist and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Andrei Tivontchik, German pole vaulter and trainer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mark Neeld, Australian footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Sean Waltman, American professional wrestler

Births48 years ago

1974 - Deborah Cox, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jarno Trulli, Italian race car driver

Births46 years ago

1975 - Diego Spotorno, Ecuadorian actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mariada Pieridi, Cypriot singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Sheldon Souray, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chris Horn, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ryan Ludwick, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Prodromos Nikolaidis, Greek basketball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Craig Bellamy, Welsh footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Daniel Díaz, Argentinian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Libuše Průšová, Czech tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lucinda Ruh, Swiss figure skater and coach

Births41 years ago

1981 - Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mirco Lorenzetto, Italian cyclist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Simon Clist, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dominic Isaacs, South African footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nick Kenny, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kristof Beyens, Belgian sprinter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marco Pomante, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdler

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ida Maria, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1985 - Trell Kimmons, American sprinter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Charlotte Dujardin, English equestrian

Births35 years ago

1988 - Marcos Paulo Gelmini Gomes, Brazilian-Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Colton Haynes, American actor, model and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Steven R. McQueen, American actor and model

Births32 years ago

1988 - Raúl Spank, German high jumper

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tulisa, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Leon Bridges, American soul singer, songwriter and record producer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Charis Giannopoulos, Greek basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kieran Foran, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Eduardo Salvio, Argentinian footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Daniel Bentley, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Cody Bellinger, American baseball player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Dante Exum, Australian basketball player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Amini Cishugi (sw), Congolese writer and youtuber

Births24 years ago

2003 - Wyatt Oleff, American child actor

Births17 years ago

2005 - Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Canadian child actor

Births15 years ago

Deaths

574 - John III, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

716 - Rui Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 662)

Deaths

815 - Wu Yuanheng, Chinese poet and politician (b. 758)

Deaths

884 - Huang Chao, Chinese rebel leader (b. 835)

Deaths

939 - Leo VII, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

982 - Gunther, margrave of Merseburg

Deaths

982 - Henry I, bishop of Augsburg

Deaths1038 years ago

982 - Pandulf II, Lombard prince

Deaths1038 years ago

982 - Landulf IV, Lombard prince

Deaths1038 years ago

982 - Abu'l-Qasim, Kalbid emir of Sicily

Deaths1038 years ago

1024 - Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 973)

Deaths996 years ago

1105 - Rashi, French rabbi and commentator (b. 1040)

Deaths915 years ago

1205 - Hubert Walter, English archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of The United Kingdom (b. 1160)

Deaths815 years ago

1357 - Bartolus de Saxoferrato Italian academic and jurist (b. 1313)

Deaths663 years ago

1380 - Bertrand du Guesclin, French nobleman and knight (b. 1320)

Deaths640 years ago

1399 - Peter Parler, German architect, designed St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge (b. 1330)

Deaths621 years ago

1399 - Jadwiga, queen of Poland (b. 1399)

Deaths621 years ago

1402 - Jianwen, Chinese emperor (b. 1377)

Deaths618 years ago

1491 - Afonso, Portuguese prince (b. 1475)

Deaths529 years ago

1551 - John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)

Deaths469 years ago

1617 - Adam Wenceslaus, duke of Cieszyn (b. 1574)

Deaths403 years ago

1621 - Albert VII, archduke of Austria (b. 1559)

Deaths399 years ago

1626 - Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1563)

Deaths394 years ago

1628 - Robert Shirley, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1581)

Deaths392 years ago

1629 - Caspar Bartholin the Elder, Swedish physician and theologian (b. 1585)

Deaths391 years ago
Deaths337 years ago

1755 - Edward Braddock, Scottish general (b. 1695)

Deaths265 years ago

1762 - James Bradley, English priest and astronomer (b. 1693)

Deaths258 years ago

1789 - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist and academic (b. 1715)

Deaths231 years ago

1793 - Jean-Paul Marat, French physician and theorist (b. 1743)

Deaths227 years ago

1807 - Henry Benedict Stuart, Italian cardinal (b. 1725)

Deaths213 years ago

1881 - John C. Pemberton, American general (b. 1814)

Deaths139 years ago

1889 - Robert Hamerling, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1830)

Deaths131 years ago

1890 - John C. Frémont, American general and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (b. 1813)

Deaths130 years ago

1890 - Johann Voldemar Jannsen, Estonian journalist and poet (b. 1819)

Deaths130 years ago

1893 - Young Man Afraid of His Horses, American tribal chief (b. 1836)

Deaths127 years ago

1896 - August Kekulé, German chemist and academic (b. 1829)

Deaths124 years ago

1907 - Henrik Sillem, Dutch target shooter and jurist (b. 1866)

Deaths113 years ago

1911 - Allan McLean, Scottish-Australian politician, 19th Premier of Victoria (b. 1840)

Deaths109 years ago

1921 - Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourger physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)

Deaths99 years ago

1922 - Martin Dies, Sr., American journalist and politician (b. 1870)

Deaths98 years ago

1927 - Mimar Kemaleddin Bey, Turkish architect and academic, designed the Tayyare Apartments (b. 1870)

Deaths93 years ago

1934 - Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and academic (b. 1849)

Deaths86 years ago

1936 - Kojo Tovalou Houénou, Beninese lawyer and politician (b. 1887)

Deaths84 years ago

1941 - Ilmar Raud, Estonian chess player (b. 1913)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Alla Nazimova, Russian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1879)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer and curator (b. 1864)

Deaths74 years ago

1949 - Walt Kuhn, American painter and academic (b. 1877)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer and painter (b. 1874)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and educator (b. 1907)

Deaths66 years ago

1960 - Joy Davidman, American-English poet and author (b. 1915)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Photis Kontoglou, Greek painter and illustrator (b. 1895)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Tom Simpson, English cyclist (b. 1937)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Leslie Groves, American general and engineer (b. 1896)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Sheng Shicai, Chinese warlord (b. 1895)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Willy Fritsch, German actor and screenwriter (b. 1901)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Frederick Hawksworth, English engineer (b. 1884)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (b. 1915)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and illustrator (b. 1913)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Seretse Khama, Botswana lawyer and politician, 1st President of Botswana (b. 1921)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Gabrielle Roy, Canadian engineer and author (b. 1909)

Deaths37 years ago

1993 - Davey Allison, American race car driver (b. 1961)

Deaths27 years ago

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

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Pandro S. Berman, American director, producer, and production manager (b. 1905)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Konstantinos Kollias, Greek general and politician, 168th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1901)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jan Karski, Polish-American activist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Compay Segundo, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Red Buttons, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Michael Reardon, American mountaineer (b. 1965)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Bronisław Geremek, Polish historian and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and composer (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - George Steinbrenner, American businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Allan Jeans, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Warren Jabali, American basketball player (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerzy Kulej, Polish boxer and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Leonard Garment, American lawyer and public servant, 14th White House Counsel (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Henri Julien, French race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1982)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ottavio Quattrocchi, Italian businessman (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Vernon B. Romney, American lawyer and politician, 14th Attorney General of Utah (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Marc Simont, French-American author and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Thomas Berger, American author and playwright (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist, short story writer, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jeff Leiding, American football player (b. 1961)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lorin Maazel, French-American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Philipp Mißfelder, German historian and politician (b. 1979)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Martin Litchfield West, English scholar, author, and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Liu Xiaobo, Chinese literary critic, human rights activist (b. 1955)

Deaths3 years ago

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