Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

AD 64 - The Great Fire of Rome causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of the city.

Events

484 - Leontius, Roman usurper, is crowned Eastern emperor at Tarsus (modern Turkey). He is recognized in Antioch and makes it his capital.

Events

939 - Battle of Simancas: King Ramiro II of León defeats the Moorish army under Caliph Abd-al-Rahman III near the city of Simancas.

Events

1333 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill: The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.

Events687 years ago
Events476 years ago

1545 - The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.

Events475 years ago

1553 - Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days on the throne.

Events467 years ago
Events432 years ago

1701 - Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England.

Events319 years ago

1702 - Great Northern War: A numerically superior Polish-Saxon army of Augustus II the Strong, operating from an advantageous defensive position, is defeated by a Swedish army half its size under the command of King Charles XII in the Battle of Klissow.

Events318 years ago

1817 - Unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Hawaii for the Russian-American Company, Georg Anton Schäffer is forced to admit defeat and leave Kauai.

Events203 years ago
Events199 years ago

1832 - The British Medical Association is founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary.

Events188 years ago

1843 - Brunel's steamship the SS Great Britain is launched, becoming the first ocean-going craft with an iron hull and screw propeller, becoming the largest vessel afloat in the world.

Events177 years ago

1845 - Great New York City Fire of 1845: The last great fire to affect Manhattan began early in the morning and was subdued that afternoon. The fire killed four firefighters, 26 civilians, and destroyed 345 buildings.

Events175 years ago
Events172 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Morgan's Raid: At Buffington Island in Ohio, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's raid into the north is mostly thwarted when a large group of his men are captured while trying to escape across the Ohio River.

Events157 years ago
Events156 years ago

1870 - Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.

Events150 years ago

1900 - The first line of the Paris Métro opens for operation.

Events120 years ago
Events117 years ago

1916 - World War I: Battle of Fromelles: British and Australian troops attack German trenches as part of the Battle of the Somme.

Events104 years ago

1940 - World War II: Battle of Cape Spada: The Royal Navy and the Regia Marina clash; the Italian light cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni sinks, with 121 casualties.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Field Marshal Ceremony: First occasion in World War II, that Hitler appointed field marshals due to military achievements.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Army order 112 forms the Intelligence Corps of the British Army.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Second Happy Time of Hitler's submarines comes to an end, as the increasingly effective American convoy system compels them to return to the central Atlantic.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Rome is heavily bombed by more than 500 Allied aircraft, inflicting thousands of casualties.

Events77 years ago

1947 - Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and eight others are assassinated.

Events73 years ago

1947 - Korean politician Lyuh Woon-hyung is assassinated.

Events73 years ago

1952 - Opening of the Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland.

Events68 years ago

1961 - Tunisia imposes a blockade on the French naval base at Bizerte; the French would capture the entire town four days later.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh calls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.

Events56 years ago

1969 - Chappaquiddick incident: U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy crashes his car into a tidal pond at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

Events51 years ago

1972 - Dhofar Rebellion: British SAS units help the Omani government against Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman rebels in the Battle of Mirbat.

Events48 years ago
Events44 years ago

1977 - The world's first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal was transmitted from Navigation Technology Satellite 2 (NTS-2) and received at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at 12:41 a.m. Eastern time (ET).

Events43 years ago

1979 - The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.

Events41 years ago

1979 - The oil tanker SS Atlantic Empress collides with another oil tanker, causing the largest ever ship-borne oil spill.

Events41 years ago

1980 - Opening of the Summer Olympics in Moscow.

Events40 years ago

1981 - In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French President François Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing the Soviet Union had been stealing American technological research and development.

Events39 years ago

1982 - In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University of Beirut, is kidnapped.

Events38 years ago

1983 - The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published.

Events37 years ago

1985 - The Val di Stava dam collapses killing 268 people in Val di Stava, Italy.

Events35 years ago

1989 - United Airlines Flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 111.

Events31 years ago

1992 - A car bomb kills Judge Paolo Borsellino and five members of his escort.

Events28 years ago

1997 - The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army resumes a ceasefire to end their 25-year paramilitary campaign to end British rule in Northern Ireland.

Events23 years ago

2014 - Gunmen in Egypt's western desert province of New Valley Governorate attack a military checkpoint, killing at least 21 soldiers. Egypt reportedly declares a state of emergency on its border with Sudan.

Events6 years ago

Births

810 - Muhammad al-Bukhari, Persian scholar (d. 870)

Births

1223 - Baibars, sultan of Egypt (d. 1277)

Births797 years ago
Births600 years ago

1569 - Conrad Vorstius, Dutch theologian (d. 1622)

Births451 years ago

1670 - Richard Leveridge, English singer-songwriter (d. 1758)

Births350 years ago

1688 - Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary and painter (d. 1766)

Births332 years ago

1744 - Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and poet (d. 1806)

Births276 years ago

1759 - Marianna Auenbrugger, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1782)

Births261 years ago

1759 - Seraphim of Sarov, Russian monk and saint (d. 1833)

Births261 years ago

1771 - Thomas Talbot, Irish-Canadian colonel and politician (d. 1853)

Births249 years ago

1794 - José Justo Corro, Mexican politician and president, (1836-1837) (d. 1864)

Births226 years ago

1789 - John Martin, English painter, engraver, and illustrator (d. 1854)

Births231 years ago

1800 - Juan José Flores, Venezuelan general and politician, 1st President of Ecuador (d. 1864)

Births220 years ago

1814 - Samuel Colt, American businessman, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company (d. 1862)

Births206 years ago

1819 - Gottfried Keller, Swiss author, poet, and playwright (d. 1890)

Births201 years ago
Births198 years ago

1827 - Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (d. 1857)

Births193 years ago

1834 - Edgar Degas, French painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1917)

Births186 years ago
Births185 years ago

1842 - Frederic T. Greenhalge, English-American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Edward Charles Pickering, American astronomer and physicist (d. 1919)

Births174 years ago

1849 - Ferdinand Brunetière, French scholar and critic (d. 1906)

Births171 years ago

1865 - Georges Friedel, French mineralogist and crystallographer (d. 1933)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Charles Horace Mayo, American surgeon, founded the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)

Births155 years ago

1860 - Lizzie Borden, American woman, tried and acquitted for the murders of her parents in 1892 (d. 1927)

Births160 years ago

1868 - Florence Foster Jenkins, American soprano and educator (d. 1944)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Xenophon Stratigos, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister of Transport (d. 1927)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Alice Dunbar Nelson, African-American poet and activist (d. 1935)

Births145 years ago
Births144 years ago

1877 - Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist and philosopher (d. 1963)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Max Fleischer, Austrian-American animator and producer (d. 1972)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Michael Fekete, Hungarian-Israeli mathematician and academic (d. 1957)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Enno Lolling, German physician (d. 1945)

Births132 years ago
Births130 years ago

1892 - Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1957)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian actor, playwright, and poet (d. 1930)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Aleksandr Khinchin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Khawaja Nazimuddin, Bangladeshi-Pakistani politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Percy Spencer, American physicist and inventor of the microwave oven (d. 1969)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and academic (d. 1953)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Reginald Baker, English film producer (d. 1985)

Births124 years ago

1896 - A. J. Cronin, Scottish physician and novelist (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Bob Meusel, American baseball player and sailor (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Herbert Marcuse, German-American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, Indian physician, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Samudrala Raghavacharya, Indian singer, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, American lawyer and farmer (d. 1985)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Isabel Jewell, American actress (d. 1972)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Daniel Fry, American contactee (d. 1992)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Balamani Amma, Indian poet and author (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Peter Leo Gerety, American prelate (d. 2016)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Marius Russo, American baseball player (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Åke Hellman, Finnish painter (d. 2017)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1917 - William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Patricia Medina, English-American actress (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet and author (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Ron Searle, English-Canadian soldier, publisher, and politician, 4th Mayor of Mississauga (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Robert Mann, American violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Richard Oriani, Salvadoran-American metallurgist and engineer (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Harold Camping, American evangelist, author, radio host (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - André Moynet, French soldier, race car driver, and politician (d. 1993)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Elizabeth Spencer, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 2019)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1922 - George McGovern, American lieutenant, historian, and politician (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Rachel Robinson, American professor, registered nurse, and the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson

Births98 years ago

1923 - Theo Barker, English historian (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Joseph Hansen, American author and poet (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1923 - William A. Rusher, American lawyer and journalist (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Lon Simmons, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Stanley K. Hathaway, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 40th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Pat Hingle, American actor and producer (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Arthur Rankin Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Sue Thompson, American singer

Births95 years ago

1926 - Helen Gallagher, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births94 years ago

1928 - Samuel John Hazo, American author

Births92 years ago

1928 - Choi Yun-chil, South Korean long-distance runner and a two-time national champion in the marathon.

Births92 years ago

1929 - Gaston Glock, Austrian engineer and businessman, co-founded Glock Ges.m.b.H.

Births91 years ago

1929 - Orville Turnquest, Bahamian politician

Births91 years ago

1932 - Buster Benton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jan Lindblad, Swedish biologist and photographer (d. 1987)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 111th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Nick Koback, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1936 - David Colquhoun, English pharmacologist and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - George Hamilton IV, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Richard Jordan, American actor (d. 1993)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jayant Narlikar, Indian astrophysicist and astronomer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Tom Raworth, English poet and academic (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1941 - Vikki Carr, American singer and actress

Births79 years ago
Births79 years ago

1943 - Han Sai Por, Singaporean sculptor and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Tim McIntire, American actor and singer (d. 1986)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Andres Vooremaa, Estonian chess player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Paule Baillargeon, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Alan Gorrie, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician (Average White Band)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player and politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - André Forcier, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Hans-Jürgen Kreische, German footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and songwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Brian May, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and astrophysicist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Keith Godchaux, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 1980)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Kgalema Motlanthe, South African politician, 3rd President of South Africa

Births71 years ago
Births70 years ago

1950 - Freddy Moore, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Adrian Noble, English director and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Abel Ferrara, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Allen Collins, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1990)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jayne Anne Phillips American novelist and short story writer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Mark O'Donnell, American playwright (d. 2012)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve O'Donnell, American screenwriter and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and historian

Births66 years ago

1955 - Roger Binny, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Dalton McGuinty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Premier of Ontario

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mark Crispin, American computer scientist, designed the IMAP (d. 2012)

Births64 years ago

1958 - Brad Drewett, Australian tennis player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Robert Gibson, American wrestler

Births62 years ago

1958 - David Robertson, American conductor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Juan J. Campanella, Argentinian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Atom Egoyan, Egyptian-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kevin Haskins, English drummer and songwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Harsha Bhogle, Indian journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Maria Filatova, Russian gymnast

Births59 years ago

1961 - Lisa Lampanelli, American comedian, actress, and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Benoît Mariage, Belgian director and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Hideo Nakata, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Campbell Scott, American actor, director, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Anthony Edwards, American actor and director

Births58 years ago

1963 - Thomas Gabriel Fischer, Swiss musician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Garth Nix, Australian author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Masahiko Kondō, Japanese singer-songwriter and race car driver

Births56 years ago

1965 - Evelyn Glennie, Scottish musician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Claus-Dieter Wollitz, German footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1967 - Yael Abecassis, Israeli model and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jean-François Mercier, Canadian comedian, screenwriter, and television host

Births53 years ago

1968 - Robb Flynn, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Pavel Kuka, Czech footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jim Norton, American comedian, actor, and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Matthew Libatique, American cinematographer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Bill Chen, American poker player and software designer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland

Births50 years ago

1971 - Rene Busch, Estonian tennis player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Vitali Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer and politician, Mayor of Kiev

Births49 years ago

1971 - Michael Modest, American wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Catriona Rowntree, Australian television host

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lesroy Weekes, Montserratian cricketer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ebbe Sand, Danish footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Martin Powell, English keyboard player and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scott Walker, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Rey Bucanero, Mexican wrestler

Births46 years ago

1974 - Francisco Copado, German footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Josée Piché, Canadian ice dancer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vince Spadea, American tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Preston Wilson, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Luca Castellazzi, Italian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Gonzalo de los Santos, Uruguayan footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tony Mamaluke, American wrestler and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ed Smith, English cricketer and journalist

Births43 years ago

1979 - Rick Ankiel, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Josué Anunciado de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Dilhara Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Luke Young, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Xavier Malisse, Belgian tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Giorgio Mondini, Italian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nenê, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - David Bernard, Jamaican cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mark Gasnier, Australian rugby player and sportscaster

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Grégory Vignal, French footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Christopher Bear, American drummer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Phil Coke, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jared Padalecki, American actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Helen Skelton, English television host and actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Fedor Tyutin, Russian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Andrea Libman, Canadian voice actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Adam Morrison, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ryan O'Byrne, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lewis Price, Welsh footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - LaMarcus Aldridge, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Zhou Haibin, Chinese footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marina Kuzina, Russian basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hadi Norouzi, Iranian footballer (d. 2015)

Births35 years ago

1986 - Leandro Greco, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jon Jones, American mixed martial artist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marc Murphy, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Shane Dawson, American comedian and actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kevin Großkreutz, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jakub Kovář, Czech ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Sam McKendry, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1991 - Eray İşcan, Turkish footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jake Nicholson, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Christian Welch, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1998 - Ronaldo Vieira, Bissau-Guinean footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

514 - Symmachus, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

806 - Li Shigu, Chinese general (b. 778)

Deaths

973 - Kyunyeo, Korean monk and poet (b. 917)

Deaths

998 - Damian Dalassenos, Byzantine general (b. 940)

Deaths

1030 - Adalberon, French bishop

Deaths990 years ago

1234 - Floris IV, Dutch nobleman (b. 1210)

Deaths786 years ago

1249 - Jacopo Tiepolo, doge of Venice

Deaths771 years ago

1333 - John Campbell, Scottish nobleman

Deaths687 years ago

1333 - Alexander Bruce, Scottish nobleman

Deaths687 years ago

1333 - Sir Archibald Douglas, Scottish nobleman

Deaths687 years ago

1333 - Maol Choluim II, Scottish nobleman

Deaths687 years ago
Deaths687 years ago

1374 - Petrarch, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1304)

Deaths646 years ago

1415 - Philippa of Lancaster, Portuguese queen (b. 1360)

Deaths605 years ago

1543 - Mary Boleyn, English daughter of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (b. 1499)

Deaths477 years ago

1631 - Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1550)

Deaths389 years ago

1742 - William Somervile, English poet and author (b. 1675)

Deaths278 years ago

1810 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Prussian queen (b. 1776)

Deaths210 years ago

1814 - Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (b. 1774)

Deaths206 years ago

1824 - Agustín de Iturbide, Mexican general and emperor (b. 1783)

Deaths196 years ago

1838 - Pierre Louis Dulong, French physicist and chemist (b. 1785)

Deaths182 years ago

1850 - Margaret Fuller, American journalist and critic (b. 1810)

Deaths170 years ago

1855 - Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet and translator (b. 1787)

Deaths165 years ago

1857 - Stefano Franscini, Swiss statistician and politician (b. 1796)

Deaths163 years ago

1878 - Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1847)

Deaths142 years ago

1896 - Abraham H. Cannon, American publisher and religious leader (b. 1859)

Deaths124 years ago

1913 - Clímaco Calderón, Colombian lawyer and politician, 15th President of Colombia (b. 1852)

Deaths107 years ago

1925 - John Indermaur, British lawyer (b. 1851)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Robert Stout, Scottish-New Zealand politician, 13th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1844)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Kaarle Krohn, Finnish historian and academic (b. 1863)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet and author (b. 1850)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Yekaterina Budanova, Russian captain and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - U Razak, Burmese educator and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Aung San, Burmese general and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Lyuh Woon-hyung, South Korean politician (b. 1886)

Deaths73 years ago

1963 - William Andrew, English priest (b. 1884)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Syngman Rhee, South Korean journalist and politician, 1st President of South Korea (b. 1875)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Odell Shepard, American poet and politician, 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (b. 1884)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Stratis Myrivilis, Greek soldier and author (b. 1890)

Deaths51 years ago

1974 - Ernő Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player and coach (b. 1904)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Lefty Frizzell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Karl Ristikivi, Estonian geographer, author, and poet (b. 1912)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Margaret Craven, American journalist and author (b. 1901)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Nihat Erim, Turkish jurist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1912)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Hans Morgenthau, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Roger Doucet, Canadian tenor (b. 1919)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Hugh Everett III, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1930)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Aziz Sami, Iraqi writer and translator (b. 1895)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Janusz Zajdel, Polish author (b. 1938)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish businessman and politician, President of the Republic of Poland (b. 1913)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Eddie Quillan, American actor (b. 1907)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (b. 1940)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Victor Barbeau, Canadian author and academic (b. 1896)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Elmer Valo, Polish-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Alan Lomax, American historian, scholar, and activist (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Bill Bright, American evangelist and author, founded the Campus Crusade for Christ (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Pierre Graber, Swiss politician, President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1908)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Sylvia Daoust, Canadian sculptor (b. 1902)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - J. Gordon Edwards, American entomologist, mountaineer, and DDT advocate (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Francis A. Marzen, American priest and journalist (b. 1924)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Edward Bunker, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jack Warden, American actor (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Roberto Fontanarrosa, Argentinian cartoonist (b. 1944)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedian and actress (b. 1907)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Frank McCourt, American author and educator (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Henry Surtees, English race car driver (b. 1991)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Cécile Aubry, French actress, author, television screenwriter and director (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jon Cleary, Australian author and playwright (b. 1917)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Humayun Ahmed, Bangladeshi director and playwright (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tom Davis, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mohammad Hassan Ganji, Iranian meteorologist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and politician, 16th Vice President of Egypt (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sylvia Woods, American businesswoman, co-founded Sylvia's Restaurant of Harlem (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Valiulla Yakupov, Islamic cleric (b. 1963)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Mikhail Gorsheniov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mel Smith, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bert Trautmann, German footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Phil Woosnam, Welsh-American soccer player and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Peter Ziegler, Swiss geologist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leyla Erbil, Turkish author (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Rubem Alves, Brazilian theologian (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician and author (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James Garner, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jerzy Jurka, Polish biologist (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ray King, English footballer and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ingemar Odlander, Swedish journalist (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harry Pougher, English cricketer (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leen Vleggeert, Dutch politician (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Winkin, American baseball player, coach, and journalist (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Van Alexander, American composer and conductor (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Carmino Ravosa, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gennadiy Seleznyov, Russian journalist and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Duma (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Jon Schnepp, American producer, director, voice actor, editor, writer, cartoonist, animator, and cinematographer (b. 1967)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths1 years ago

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