Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

International Firgun Day (international)

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

Events

180Twelve inhabitants of Scillium (near Kasserine, modern-day Tunisia) in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.

Events

1048Damasus II is elected pope.

Events972 years ago

1203 – The Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile.

Events817 years ago

1402 – Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming dynasty of China.

Events618 years ago

1429Hundred Years' War: Charles VII of France is crowned the King of France in the Reims Cathedral after a successful campaign by Joan of Arc.

Events591 years ago

1453Battle of Castillon: The last battle of Hundred Years' War, the French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.

Events567 years ago

1717 – King George I of Great Britain sails down the River Thames with a barge of 50 musicians, where George Frideric Handel's Water Music is premiered.

Events303 years ago

1762Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.

Events258 years ago

1771Bloody Falls massacre: Chipewyan chief Matonabbee, traveling as the guide to Samuel Hearne on his Arctic overland journey, massacres a group of unsuspecting Inuit.

Events249 years ago

1791 – Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing scores of people.

Events229 years ago

1794 – The 16 Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne are executed ten days prior to the end of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.

Events226 years ago

1867Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university.

Events153 years ago

1821: The Kingdom of Spain cedes the territory of Florida to the United States.

Events199 years ago

1899NEC Corporation is organized as the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

Events121 years ago

1902Willis Carrier creates the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.

Events118 years ago

1917 – King George V issues a Proclamation stating that the male line descendants of the British Royal Family will bear the surname Windsor.

Events103 years ago

1918Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are executed by Bolshevik Chekists at the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Events102 years ago

1918 – The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; five lives are lost.

Events102 years ago

1932Altona Bloody Sunday: A riot between the Nazi Party paramilitary forces, the SS and SA, and the German Communist Party ensues.

Events88 years ago

1936Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.

Events84 years ago

1938Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan.

Events82 years ago

1944Port Chicago disaster: Near the San Francisco Bay, two ships laden with ammunition for the war explode in Port Chicago, California, killing 320.

Events76 years ago

1944 – World War II: At Sainte-Foy-de-Montgommery. in Normandy Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was strafed by allied aircraft while returning to his headquarters.

Events76 years ago

1945 – World War II: The main three leaders of the Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meet in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany.

Events75 years ago

1953 – The largest number of United States midshipman casualties in a single event results from an aircraft crash in Florida, killing 44.

Events67 years ago

1955Disneyland is dedicated and opened by Walt Disney in Anaheim, California.

Events65 years ago

1962Nuclear weapons testing: The "Small Boy" test shot Little Feller I becomes the last atmospheric test detonation at the Nevada National Security Site.

Events58 years ago

1968Abdul Rahman Arif is overthrown and the Ba'ath Party is installed as the governing power in Iraq with Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr as the new Iraqi President.

Events52 years ago

1973 – King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, while having surgery in Italy, is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan.

Events47 years ago

1975Apollo–Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

Events45 years ago

1976East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.

Events44 years ago

1976 – The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the games because of New Zealand's participation. Contrary to rulings by other international sports organizations, the IOC had declined to exclude New Zealand because of their participation in South African sporting events during apartheid.

Events44 years ago

1979Nicaraguan dictator General Anastasio Somoza Debayle resigns and flees to Miami, Florida, United States.

Events41 years ago

1981 – A structural failure leads to the collapse of a walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri, killing 114 people and injuring more than 200.

Events39 years ago

1984 – The national drinking age in the United States was changed from 18 to 21.

Events36 years ago

1985 – Founding of the EUREKA Network by former head of states François Mitterrand (France) and Helmut Kohl (Germany).

Events35 years ago

1989 – First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.

Events31 years ago

1989 – Holy See–Poland relations are restored.

Events31 years ago

1996TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

Events24 years ago

1998 – The 7.0 MwPapua New Guinea earthquake triggers a tsunami that destroys ten villages in Papua New Guinea, killing up to 2,700 people, and leaving several thousand injured.

Events22 years ago

1998 – A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.

Events22 years ago

2000 – During approach to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Alliance Air Flight 7412 suddenly crashes into a residential neighborhood in Patna, killing 60 people.

Events20 years ago

2001Concorde is brought back into service nearly a year after the July 2000 crash.

Events19 years ago

2006 – The 7.7 MwPangandaran tsunami earthquake severely affects the Indonesian island of Java, killing 668 people, and leaving more than 9,000 injured.

Events14 years ago

2007TAM Airlines Flight 3054, an Airbus A320, crashes into a warehouse after landing too fast and missing the end of the São Paulo–Congonhas Airport runway, killing 199 people.

Events13 years ago

2014Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes near the border of Ukraine and Russia after being shot down. All 298 people on board are killed.

Events6 years ago

2014 – A French regional train on the Pau-Bayonne line crashes into a high-speed train near the town of Denguin, resulting in at least 25 injuries.

Events6 years ago

2015 – At least 120 people are killed and 130 injured by a suicide bombing in Diyala Governorate, Iraq.

Events5 years ago

2018 – 12 new moons are discovered orbiting Jupiter

Events2 years ago

Births

1476 - Adrian Fortescue, English Roman Catholic martyr (d. 1539)

Births544 years ago

1487 - Ismail I of Iran (d. 1524)

Births533 years ago

1499 - Maria Salviati, Italian noblewoman (d. 1543)

Births521 years ago

1531 - Antoine de Créqui Canaples, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1574)

Births489 years ago

1674 - Isaac Watts, English hymnwriter and theologian (d. 1748)

Births346 years ago

1698 - Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1759)

Births322 years ago

1714 - Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher and academic (d. 1762)

Births306 years ago

1744 - Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th Vice President of the United States (d. 1814)

Births276 years ago

1763 - John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1848)

Births257 years ago

1774 - John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (d. 1856)

Births246 years ago

1797 - Paul Delaroche, French painter and academic (d. 1856)

Births223 years ago

1823 - Leander Clark, American businessman, judge, and politician (d. 1910)

Births197 years ago

1831 - Xianfeng Emperor of China (d. 1861)

Births189 years ago

1837 - Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 7th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1886)

Births183 years ago

1839 - Ephraim Shay, American engineer, invented the Shay locomotive (d. 1916)

Births181 years ago

1853 - Alexius Meinong, Ukrainian-Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1920)

Births167 years ago

1868 - Henri Nathansen, Danish director and playwright (d. 1944)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Charles Davidson Dunbar, Scottish soldier and bagpipe player (d. 1939)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1956)

Births149 years ago

1879 - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1960)

Births141 years ago

1882 - James Somerville, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (d. 1949)

Births138 years ago

1888 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Ukrainian-Israeli novelist, short story writer and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Erle Stanley Gardner, American lawyer and author (d. 1970)

Births131 years ago

1894 - Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, astronomer, and cosmologist (d. 1966)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Rupert Atkinson, English RAF officer (d. 1919)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Berenice Abbott, American photographer (d. 1991)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Osmond Borradaile, Canadian soldier and cinematographer (d. 1999)

Births122 years ago

1899 - James Cagney, American actor and dancer (d. 1986)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Marcel Dalio, French actor (d. 1983)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Luigi Chinetti, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1994)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet and author (d. 1938)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Patrick Smith, Irish farmer and politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Christina Stead, Australian author and academic (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1905 - William Gargan, American actor (d. 1979)

Births115 years ago

1910 - James Coyne, Canadian lawyer and banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (d. 2012)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Frank Olson, American chemist and microbiologist (d. 1953)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Lionel Ferbos, American trumpet player (d. 2014)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Heinz Lehmann, German-Canadian psychiatrist and academic (d. 1999)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Erwin Bauer, German race car driver (d. 1958)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television host (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (d. 1997)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Eleanor Steber, American soprano and educator (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Bijon Bhattacharya, Indian actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1978)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Arthur Rothstein, American photographer and educator (d. 1985)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Phyllis Diller, American actress, comedian, and voice artist (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Kenan Evren, Turkish general and politician, 7th President of Turkey (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Christiane Rochefort, French author (d. 1998)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Guatemalan soldier and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Red Sovine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago
Births100 years ago

1921 - George Barnes, American guitarist, producer, and songwriter (d. 1977)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Louis Lachenal, French mountaineer (d. 1955)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Mary Osborne, American guitarist (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Toni Stone, American baseball player (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1921 - František Zvarík, Slovak actor (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Jeanne Block, American psychologist (d. 1981)

Births97 years ago

1923 - John Cooper, English car designer, co-founded the Cooper Car Company (d. 2000)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Garde Gardom, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jimmy Scott, American singer and actor (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Mohammad Hasan Sharq, Afghan politician

Births95 years ago

1926 - Édouard Carpentier, French-Canadian wrestler (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Willis Carto, American activist and theorist (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Vince Guaraldi, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician and academic

Births91 years ago

1932 - Quino, Spanish-Argentinian cartoonist

Births88 years ago

1932 - Niccolò Castiglioni, Italian composer (d. 1996)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Johnny Kerr, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Wojciech Kilar, Polish pianist and composer (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Karla Kuskin, American author and illustrator (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Hal Riney, American businessman, founded Publicis & Hal Riney (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, Maltese politician, 9th Prime Minister of Malta

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tony Pithey, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 2006)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Lucio Tan, Chinese-Filipino billionaire businessman and educator

Births86 years ago

1935 - Diahann Carroll, American actress and singer (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Peter Schickele, American composer and educator

Births85 years ago

1935 - Donald Sutherland, Canadian actor and producer

Births85 years ago

1938 - Hermann Huppen, Belgian author and illustrator

Births82 years ago

1939 - Andrée Champagne, Canadian actress and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Spencer Davis, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ali Khamenei, Iranian cleric and politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of Iran

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tim Brooke-Taylor, English actor and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Daryle Lamonica, American football player

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bob Taylor, English cricketer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Achim Warmbold, German race car driver and manager

Births79 years ago

1942 - Don Kessinger, American baseball player and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gale Garnett, New Zealand–born Canadian singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Connie Hawkins, American basketball player (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Zoot Money, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births78 years ago

1943 - LaVyrle Spencer, American author and educator

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mark Burgess, New Zealand cricketer and footballer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Catherine Schell, Hungarian-English actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago

1946 - Chris Crutcher, American novelist and short story writer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ted Sampley, American POW/MIA activist (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Joyce Anelay, Baroness Anelay of St John's, English educator and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Robert Begerau, German footballer and manager

Births73 years ago
Births73 years ago

1947 - Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet) (d. 2002)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ron Asheton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Luc Bondy, Swiss director and producer (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Geezer Butler, English bass player and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Charley Steiner, American journalist and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1950 - Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tengku Sulaiman Shah, Malaysian corporate figure

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sadhan Chandra Majumder, Bangladeshi politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Lucie Arnaz, American actress and singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mark Bowden, American journalist and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Andrew Robathan, English soldier and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Births69 years ago

1952 - David Hasselhoff, American actor, singer, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nicolette Larson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Thé Lau, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Robert R. McCammon, American author

Births68 years ago

1954 - António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal

Births66 years ago

1954 - Angela Merkel, German chemist and politician, 8th Chancellor of Germany

Births66 years ago

1954 - Edward Natapei, Vanuatuan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (d. 2015)

Births66 years ago

1954 - J. Michael Straczynski, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Sylvie Léonard, Canadian actress and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Paul Stamets, American mycologist and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Julie Bishop, Australian lawyer and politician, 38th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Births64 years ago

1956 - Bryan Trottier, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bruce Crump, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2015)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Wendy Freedman, Canadian-American cosmologist and astronomer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Wong Kar-wai, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Suzanne Moore, English journalist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Susan Silver, American music manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Thérèse Rein, Australian businesswoman, founded Ingeus

Births62 years ago

1959 - Pola Uddin, Baroness Uddin, Bangladeshi-English politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kim Barnett, English cricketer and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mark Burnett, English-American screenwriter and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Nancy Giles, American journalist and actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Robin Shou, Hong Kong martial artist and actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dawn Upshaw, American soprano

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jan Wouters, Dutch footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - António Costa, Portuguese politician, 119th Prime Minister of Portugal

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeremy Hardy, English comedian and actor

Births59 years ago

1963 - Regina Belle, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births57 years ago
Births57 years ago

1963 - Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper and singer (d. 2019)

Births57 years ago

1965 - Craig Morgan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Alex Winter, English-American actor, film director and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Lou Barlow, American guitarist and songwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sten Tolgfors, Swedish lawyer and politician, 30th Swedish Minister of Defence

Births54 years ago

1969 - Scott Johnson, American cartoonist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jaan Kirsipuu, Estonian cyclist

Births51 years ago

1971 - Calbert Cheaney, American basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Elizabeth Cook, American singer and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Donny Marshall, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jason Rullo, American drummer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jaap Stam, Dutch footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Eric Williams, American basketball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eric Moulds, American football player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Claudio López, Argentine footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Andre Adams, New Zealand cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Elena Anaya, Spanish actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Darude, Finnish DJ and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Harlette, Australian-English fashion designer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Loretta Harrop, Australian triathlete

Births45 years ago

1976 - Luke Bryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Gino D'Acampo, Italian chef and author

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dagmara Domińczyk, Polish-American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Marcos Senna, Brazilian-Spanish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anders Svensson, Swedish footballer and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Andrew Downton, Australian cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Leif Hoste, Belgian cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marc Savard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Panda Bear, American musician and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jason Jennings, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Mike Vogel, American actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Javier Camuñas, Spanish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ryan Miller, American ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Hely Ollarves, Venezuelan runner

Births39 years ago

1982 - Omari Banks, Anguillan cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Natasha Hamilton, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ryan Guettler, Australian motocross racer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Adam Lind, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1985 - Loui Eriksson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tom Fletcher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - DeAngelo Smith, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lacey Von Erich, American wrestler

Births34 years ago

1987 - Darius Boyd, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jan Charouz, Czech race car driver

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jeremih, American singer, songwriter, and record producer

Births33 years ago

1994 - Benjamin Mendy, French footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Kali Uchis, American singer-songwriter

Births26 years ago

Deaths

521 - Magnus Felix Ennodius, Gallo-Roman bishop

Deaths

855 - Leo IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 790)

Deaths

924 - Edward the Elder, English king (b. 877)

Deaths

952 - Wu Hanyue, Chinese noblewoman (b. 913)

Deaths

961 - Du, empress dowager of the Song Dynasty

Deaths

1070 - Baldwin VI, count of Flanders (b. 1030)

Deaths950 years ago

1085 - Robert Guiscard, Norman adventurer

Deaths935 years ago

1119 - Baldwin VII, count of Flanders (b. 1093)

Deaths901 years ago

1210 - Sverker II, king of Sweden (b. 1210)

Deaths810 years ago
Deaths716 years ago

1399 - Jadwiga, queen of Poland (b. 1374)

Deaths621 years ago

1453 - Dmitry Shemyaka, Grand Prince of Moscow

Deaths567 years ago

1453 - John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician (b. 1387)

Deaths567 years ago

1531 - Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese commander (b. 1484)

Deaths489 years ago

1571 - Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)

Deaths449 years ago

1588 - Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect and engineer, designed the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Süleymaniye Mosque (b. 1489)

Deaths432 years ago

1603 - Mózes Székely, Hungarian noble (b. 1553)

Deaths417 years ago
Deaths375 years ago

1704 - Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer (b. 1657)

Deaths316 years ago

1709 - Robert Bolling, English planter and merchant (b. 1646)

Deaths311 years ago

1725 - Thomas King, English and British soldier, MP for Queenborough, lieutenant-governor of Sheerness (b. before 1660?).

Deaths295 years ago
Deaths258 years ago

1790 - Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)

Deaths230 years ago

1791 - Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian missionary and author (b. 1717)

Deaths229 years ago

1793 - Charlotte Corday, French murderer (b. 1768)

Deaths227 years ago

1794 - John Roebuck, English chemist and businessman (b. 1718)

Deaths226 years ago
Deaths175 years ago

1871 - Carl Tausig, Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer (b. 1841)

Deaths149 years ago

1878 - Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet and politician (b. 1812)

Deaths142 years ago

1879 - Maurycy Gottlieb, Ukrainian-Polish painter (b. 1856)

Deaths141 years ago

1881 - Jim Bridger, American scout and explorer (b. 1804)

Deaths139 years ago

1883 - Tự Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1829)

Deaths137 years ago

1885 - Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian farmer and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1811)

Deaths135 years ago

1887 - Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (b. 1802)

Deaths133 years ago

1893 - Frederick A. Johnson, American banker and politician (b. 1833)

Deaths127 years ago

1894 - Leconte de Lisle, French poet and translator (b. 1818)

Deaths126 years ago

1894 - Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist and biologist (b. 1810)

Deaths126 years ago

1900 - Thomas McIlwraith, Scottish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)

Deaths120 years ago

1907 - Hector Malot, French author and critic (b. 1830)

Deaths113 years ago

1912 - Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1854)

Deaths108 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago

1918 - Victims of the Shooting of the Romanov family Alexei Trupp (b. 1858)

Deaths102 years ago
Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Lovis Corinth, German painter (b. 1858)

Deaths95 years ago

1928 - Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1842)

Deaths92 years ago

1928 - Álvaro Obregón, Mexican general and politician, 39th President of Mexico (b. 1880)

Deaths92 years ago

1932 - Rasmus Rasmussen, Norwegian actor, singer, and director (b. 1862)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - George William Russell, Irish poet and painter (b. 1867)

Deaths85 years ago

1942 - Robina Nicol, New Zealand photographer and suffragist (b. 1861)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - William James Sidis, American mathematician and anthropologist (b. 1898)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Ernst Busch, German field marshal (b. 1885)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Florence Fuller, South African-born Australian artist (b. 1867)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Draža Mihailović, Serbian general (b. 1893)

Deaths74 years ago
Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Antonie Nedošinská, Czech actress (b. 1885)

Deaths70 years ago

1959 - Billie Holiday, American singer (b. 1915)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Eugene Meyer, American businessman and publisher (b. 1875)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Maud Menten, Canadian physician and biochemist (b. 1879)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (b. 1886)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Emin Halid Onat, Turkish architect and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths53 years ago

1974 - Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1910)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (b. 1893)

Deaths45 years ago

1980 - Don "Red" Barry, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1890)

Deaths40 years ago

1988 - Bruiser Brody, American football player and wrestler (b. 1946)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - John Patrick Spiegel, American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Jean Borotra, French tennis player (b. 1898)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Victims of TWA Flight 800 Michel Breistroff, French ice hockey player (b. 1971)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Victims of TWA Flight 800 Marcel Dadi, Tunisian-French guitarist (b. 1951)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Victims of TWA Flight 800 David Hogan, American composer (b. 1949)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Victims of TWA Flight 800 Jed Johnson, American interior designer and director (b. 1948)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Chas Chandler, American bass player and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Lillian Hoban, American author and illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - David Kelly, Welsh weapons inspector (b. 1944)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichord player (b. 1914)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Walter Zapp, Latvian-Swiss inventor, invented the Minox (b. 1905)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Edward Heath, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Joe Vialls, Australian journalist and theorist (b. 1944)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Grant Forsberg, American actor and businessman (b. 1959)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Júlio Redecker, Brazilian politician (b. 1956)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Paulo Rogério Amoretty Souza, Brazilian lawyer and businessman (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Walter Cronkite, American journalist and actor (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Leszek Kołakowski, Polish historian and philosopher (b. 1927)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Larry Keith, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Richard Evatt, English boxer (b. 1973)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Forrest S. McCartney, American general (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - İlhan Mimaroğlu, Turkish-American composer and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William Raspberry, American journalist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marsha Singh, Indian-English politician (b. 1954)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Henri Alleg, English-French journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Peter Appleyard, English-Canadian vibraphone player and composer (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Vincenzo Cerami, Italian screenwriter and producer (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Don Flye, American tennis player (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ian Gourlay, English general (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David White, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Liam Davison, Australian author and critic (b. 1957)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Shuba Jay, Malaysian actress (b. 1976)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims: Willem Witteveen, Dutch scholar and politician (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Henry Hartsfield, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Otto Piene, German sculptor and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Elaine Stritch, American actress and singer (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Bill Arnsparger, American football player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (b. 1989)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Owen Chadwick, English rugby player, historian, and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Van Miller, American sportscaster (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Taylor, English pianist and educator (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

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