Holidays and observances

Liberation Day in 1944 (Guam)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Summer Kazanskaya (Russia)

Holidays and observances

Events

356 BC - The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is destroyed by arson.

Events

230 - Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.

Events

285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.

Events

365 - The 365 Crete earthquake affects the Greek island of Crete with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing a destructive tsunami that affects the coasts of Libya and Egypt, especially Alexandria. Many thousands were killed.

Events

905 - King Berengar I of Italy and a hired Hungarian army defeats the Frankish forces at Verona. King Louis III is captured and blinded for breaking his oath (see 902).

Events

1242 - Battle of Taillebourg: Louis IX of France puts an end to the revolt of his vassals Henry III of England and Hugh X of Lusignan.

Events778 years ago

1403 - Battle of Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeats rebels to the north of the county town of Shropshire, England.

Events617 years ago

1545 - The first landing of French troops on the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.

Events475 years ago

1645 - Qing dynasty regent Dorgon issues an edict ordering all Han Chinese men to shave their forehead and braid the rest of their hair into a queue identical to those of the Manchus.

Events375 years ago

1656 - The Raid on Málaga takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War.

Events364 years ago

1718 - The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.

Events302 years ago

1774 - Russo-Turkish War (1768–74): Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca ending the war.

Events246 years ago
Events222 years ago

1831 - Inauguration of Leopold I of Belgium, first king of the Belgians.

Events189 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: First Battle of Bull Run: At Manassas Junction, Virginia, the first major battle of the war begins and ends in a victory for the Confederate army.

Events159 years ago

1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown.

Events155 years ago

1873 - At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.

Events147 years ago

1877 - After rioting by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad workers and the deaths of nine rail workers at the hands of the Maryland militia, workers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stage a sympathy strike that is met with an assault by the state militia.

Events143 years ago

1904 - Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier on land. He drove a 15-liter Gobron-Brillié in Ostend, Belgium.

Events116 years ago

1907 - The passenger steamer SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the steam schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, killing 88 people.

Events113 years ago

1919 - The dirigible Wingfoot Air Express crashes into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building in Chicago, killing 12 people.

Events101 years ago

1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

Events95 years ago

1925 - Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to exceed 150 mph (241 km/h) on land. At Pendine Sands in Wales, he drives Sunbeam 350HP built by Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph (242 km/h).

Events95 years ago

1944 - World War II: Battle of Guam: American troops land on Guam, starting a battle that will end on August 10.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Claus von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators are tortured and executed in Berlin, Germany, for the July 20 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Events76 years ago
Events71 years ago

1952 - The 7.3 MwKern County earthquake strikes Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 12 and injuring hundreds.

Events68 years ago
Events66 years ago

1959 - NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship, is launched as a showcase for Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" initiative.

Events61 years ago

1959 - Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2–1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Events61 years ago

1960 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike is elected Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, becoming the world's first female head of government

Events60 years ago

1961 - Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4 Mission: Gus Grissom piloting Liberty Bell 7 becomes the second American to go into space (in a suborbital mission).

Events59 years ago

1969 - At 02:56 UTC, astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon.

Events51 years ago

1970 - After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.

Events50 years ago

1972 - The Troubles: Bloody Friday: The Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in central Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in the space of 80 minutes, killing nine and injuring 130.

Events48 years ago

1973 - In Lillehammer, Norway, Mossad agents kill a waiter whom they mistakenly thought was involved in the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre.

Events47 years ago

1976 - Christopher Ewart-Biggs, the British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.

Events44 years ago

1977 - The start of the four-day-long Libyan–Egyptian War.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Jay Silverheels, a Mohawk actor, becomes the first Native American to have a star commemorated in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Events41 years ago

1983 - The world's lowest temperature in an inhabited location is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).

Events37 years ago

1990 - Taiwan's military police forces mainland Chinese illegal immigrants into sealed holds of a fishing boat Min Ping Yu No. 5540 for repatriation to Fujian, causing 25 people to die from suffocation.

Events30 years ago

1995 - Third Taiwan Strait Crisis: The People's Liberation Army begins firing missiles into the waters north of Taiwan.

Events25 years ago

2001 - At the conclusion of a fireworks display on Okura Beach in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 11 people are killed and more than 120 are injured when a pedestrian footbridge connecting the beach to JR Asagiri Station becomes overcrowded and people leaving the event fall down in a domino effect.

Events19 years ago
Events15 years ago

2008 - Ram Baran Yadav is declared the first president of Nepal.

Events12 years ago
Events9 years ago

2012 - Erden Eruç completes the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.

Events8 years ago

Births

541 - Emperor Wen of Sui, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (d. 604)

Births

1030 - Kyansittha, King of Burma (d. 1112)

Births990 years ago

1414 - Pope Sixtus IV (d. 1484)

Births606 years ago

1462 - Queen Jeonghyeon, Korean royal consort (d. 1530)

Births558 years ago
Births544 years ago

1476 - Anna Sforza, Italian noble (d. 1497)

Births544 years ago

1515 - Philip Neri, Italian Roman Catholic saint (d. 1595)

Births505 years ago

1535 - García Hurtado de Mendoza, 5th Marquis of Cañete, Royal Governor of Chile (d. 1609)

Births485 years ago
Births404 years ago

1620 - Jean Picard, French astronomer (d. 1682)

Births400 years ago

1648 - John Graham, 1st Viscount Dundee, Scottish general (d. 1689)

Births372 years ago

1654 - Pedro Calungsod, Filipino catechist and sacristan; later canonized (d. 1672)

Births366 years ago

1664 - Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 1721)

Births356 years ago
Births327 years ago

1710 - Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (d. 1792)

Births310 years ago

1783 - Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (d. 1853)

Births237 years ago

1808 - Simion Bărnuțiu, Romanian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1864)

Births212 years ago

1810 - Henri Victor Regnault, French chemist and physicist (d. 1878)

Births210 years ago

1811 - Robert Mackenzie, Scottish-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Queensland (d. 1873)

Births209 years ago

1816 - Paul Reuter, German-English journalist, founded Reuters (d. 1899)

Births204 years ago
Births162 years ago

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

Births162 years ago

1858 - Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand painter and educator (d. 1941)

Births162 years ago

1863 - C. Aubrey Smith, English-American cricketer and actor (d. 1948)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Carlos Schwabe, Swiss Symbolist painter and printmaker (d. 1926)

Births154 years ago

1870 - Emil Orlík, Czech painter, etcher, and lithographer (d. 1932)

Births150 years ago

1875 - Charles Gondouin, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1947)

Births145 years ago

1880 - Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak astronomer, general, and politician (d. 1919)

Births140 years ago

1882 - David Burliuk, Ukrainian author and illustrator (d. 1967)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Jacques Feyder, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)

Births135 years ago

1891 - Julius Saaristo, Finnish javelin thrower and soldier (d. 1969)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Hans Fallada, German author (d. 1947)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Sophie Bledsoe Aberle, Native American anthropologist, physician and nutritionist (d. 1996)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Hart Crane, American poet (d. 1932)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Ernest Hemingway, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Isadora Bennett, American theatre manager and modern dance publicity agent (d. 1980)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (d. 1986)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Roy Neuberger, American businessman and financier, co-founded Neuberger Berman (d. 2010)

Births117 years ago

1908 - Jug McSpaden, American golfer and architect (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author and theorist (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Umashankar Joshi, Indian author, poet, and scholar (d. 1988)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Aleksander Kreek, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1977)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Alan B. Gold, Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Isaac Stern, Polish violinist and conductor (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jean Daniel, Algerian-French-Jewish journalist and author

Births100 years ago

1921 - James Cooke Brown, American sociologist and author (d. 2000)

Births99 years ago

1921 - John Horsley, English actor (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, Zulu sangoma

Births99 years ago

1922 - Kay Starr, American singer (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Mollie Sugden, English actress (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Rudolph A. Marcus, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births97 years ago

1923 - Queenie Watts, English actress and singer (d. 1980)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 7th Governor of Balochistan

Births96 years ago

1924 - Don Knotts, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Paul Burke, American actor (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1925 - Johnny Peirson, Canadian hockey player

Births95 years ago

1926 - Norman Jewison, Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bill Pertwee, English actor (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Karel Reisz, Czech-English director and producer (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Sky Low Low, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Anand Bakshi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Helen Merrill, American singer

Births90 years ago

1931 - Sonny Clark, American pianist and composer (d. 1963)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Plas Johnson, American saxophonist

Births89 years ago

1931 - Leon Schidlowsky, Chilean-Israeli painter and composer

Births89 years ago

1932 - Kaye Stevens, American singer and actress (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1933 - John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1982)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Chandu Borde, Indian cricketer and manager

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jonathan Miller, English actor, director, and author

Births86 years ago

1935 - Norbert Blüm, German businessman and politician

Births85 years ago

1935 - Moe Drabowsky, Polish-American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Eduard Streltsov, Soviet footballer (d. 1990)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Les Aspin, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1995)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Anton Kuerti, Austrian-Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Janet Reno, American lawyer and politician, 79th United States Attorney General (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jamey Aebersold, American saxophonist and educator

Births81 years ago

1939 - Kim Fowley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and manager (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Negroponte, English-American diplomat, 23rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Births81 years ago

1943 - Fritz Glatz, Austrian race car driver (d. 2002)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Edward Herrmann, American actor (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Henry McCullough, Northern Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births77 years ago

1944 - John Atta Mills, Ghanaian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Ghana (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian author and academic (d. 2017)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (d. 2002)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Wendy Cope, English poet, critic, and educator

Births75 years ago

1945 - Geoff Dymock, Australian cricketer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Barry Richards, South African cricketer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ken Starr, American lawyer and judge, 39th Solicitor General of the United States

Births74 years ago

1946 - Timothy Harris, American author, screenwriter and producer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricketer and politician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Art Hindle, Canadian actor and director

Births72 years ago

1948 - Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Garry Trudeau, American cartoonist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Christina Hart, American playwright and actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Hirini Melbourne, New Zealand singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2003)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births70 years ago
Births70 years ago

1951 - Richard Gozney, English politician and diplomat, 30th Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, 139th Governor of Bermuda

Births69 years ago

1951 - Robin Williams, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1952 - John Barrasso, American physician and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, Malaysian economist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Eric Bazilian, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer (The Hooters)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jeff Fatt, Australian keyboard player and actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Bernie Fraser, New Zealand rugby player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Brian Talbot, English footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1955 - Howie Epstein, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2003)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Dannel Malloy, American lawyer and politician, 88th Governor of Connecticut

Births65 years ago

1955 - Henry Priestman, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Taco, Indonesian-born Dutch singer and entertainer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Béla Tarr, Hungarian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Michael Connelly, American author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Stefan Löfven, Swedish trade union leader and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Sweden

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jon Lovitz, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Dave Henderson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Gene Miles, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - Reha Muhtar, Turkish journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Paul Vautin, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Amar Singh Chamkila, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1988)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Veselin Matić, Serbian basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Fritz Walter, German footballer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Morris Iemma, Australian politician, 40th Premier of New South Wales

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jim Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Victor Adebowale, Baron Adebowale, English businessman

Births58 years ago

1963 - Kevin Poole, English footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Giant Silva, Brazilian basketball player, mixed martial artist, and wrestler

Births57 years ago

1964 - Steve Collins, Irish boxer and actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ross Kemp, English actor and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jens Weißflog, German ski jumper and journalist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Guðni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer and lawyer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mike Bordick, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Arija Bareikis, American actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sarah Waters, Welsh author and academic

Births54 years ago

1968 - Brandi Chastain, American soccer player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Aditya Srivastava, Indian actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Lyle Odelein, Canadian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Godfrey, American comedian and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Klaus Graf, German race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Emerson Hart, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Isabell Werth, German equestrian

Births51 years ago

1970 - Michael Fitzpatrick, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Emmanuel Bangué, French long jumper

Births49 years ago

1971 - Charlotte Gainsbourg, English-French actress and singer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nitzan Shirazi, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Korey Cooper, American singer and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1974 - Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - René Reinumägi, Estonian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1975 - Christopher Barzak, American author and educator

Births45 years ago

1975 - Cara Dillon, Irish singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mike Sellers, American football player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jaime Murray, English actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Paul Casey, English golfer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Justin Bartha, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Anderson da Silva Gibin, Brazilian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Josh Hartnett, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Julian Huppert, English academic and politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Damian Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Gary Teale, Scottish footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - David Carr, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tamika Catchings, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andriy Voronin, Ukrainian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Justin Griffith, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sandra Laoura, French skier

Births40 years ago

1980 - CC Sabathia, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Yvonne Sampson, Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births40 years ago

1981 - Paloma Faith, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Anabelle Langlois, Canadian figure skater

Births39 years ago

1981 - Joaquín, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Romeo Santos, American singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jason Cram, Australian swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mao Kobayashi, Japanese newscaster and actress (d. 2017)

Births38 years ago

1984 - Jurrick Juliana, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Liam Ridgewell, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mati Lember, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Von Wafer, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Anthony Annan, Ghanaian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Rebecca Ferguson, American-English singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jason Thompson, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Bilel Mohsni, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jesús Zavala, Mexican footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - KB, American rapper

Births32 years ago

1988 - DeAndre Jordan, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer (d. 2016)

Births32 years ago

1989 - Rory Culkin, American actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Marco Fabián, Mexican footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Juno Temple, English actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Chris Martin, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jason Roy, English cricketer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Erislandy Savón, Cuban amateur heavyweight boxer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Franck Elemba, Congolese athlete

Births30 years ago

1991 - Sara Sampaio, Portuguese model

Births29 years ago

1992 - Rachael Flatt, American figure skater

Births28 years ago

1996 - Mikael Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian footballer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

658 - K'an II, Mayan ruler (b. 588)

Deaths

710 - Li Guo'er, princess of the Tang dynasty

Deaths

710 - Wei, empress of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths1310 years ago

710 - Shangguan Wan'er, Chinese poet (b. 664)

Deaths1310 years ago
Deaths761 years ago

1403 - Henry Percy, English soldier (b. 1364)

Deaths617 years ago

1403 - Sir Walter Blount, English soldier, standard-bearer of Henry IV

Deaths617 years ago

1403 - Edmund Stafford, 5th Earl of Stafford, English soldier

Deaths617 years ago

1425 - Manuel II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1350)

Deaths595 years ago

1552 - Antonio de Mendoza, Spanish politician, 1st Viceroy of New Spain (b. 1495)

Deaths468 years ago

1688 - James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1610)

Deaths332 years ago

1793 - Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French admiral, explorer, and politician (b. 1739)

Deaths227 years ago

1796 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (b. 1759)

Deaths224 years ago
Deaths222 years ago

1798 - Anthony Perry, Irish rebel leader (b. ca. 1760)

Deaths222 years ago

1868 - William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (b. 1789)

Deaths152 years ago

1878 - Sam Bass, American outlaw (b. 1851)

Deaths142 years ago

1880 - Hiram Walden, American general and politician (b. 1800)

Deaths140 years ago

1889 - Nelson Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)

Deaths131 years ago

1899 - Robert G. Ingersoll, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1833)

Deaths121 years ago

1920 - Fiammetta Wilson, English astronomer and educator (b. 1864)

Deaths100 years ago

1932 - Bill Gleason, American baseball player (b. 1858)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Hubert Lyautey, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1854)

Deaths86 years ago

1938 - Owen Wister, American lawyer and author (b. 1860)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian poet and scholar (b. 1872)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Charley Paddock, American runner and actor (b. 1900)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Louis Vauxcelles, French Jewish art critic (b. 1870)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Claus von Stauffenberg, German soldier (b. 1907)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Gualberto Villarroel, Bolivian soldier and politician, 45th President of Bolivia (b. 1908)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)

Deaths72 years ago

1952 - Pedro Lascuráin, Mexican politician, president for 45 minutes on February 13, 1913. (b. 1856)

Deaths68 years ago

1966 - Philipp Frank, Austrian-American physicist, mathematician, and philosopher, Vienna Circle member (b. 1884)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Albert Lutuli, South African academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Basil Rathbone, South African-American actor and singer (b. 1892)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1878)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (b. 1945)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Ralph Craig, American sprinter and sailor (b. 1889)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (b. 1928)

Deaths48 years ago

1977 - Lee Miller, American model and photographer (b. 1907)

Deaths43 years ago

1982 - Dave Garroway, American journalist and actor (b. 1913)

Deaths38 years ago

1991 - Paul Warwick, English race car driver (b. 1969)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Marijac, French author and illustrator (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Olaf Kopvillem, Estonian-Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1923)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Robert Young, American actor and singer (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (b. 1948)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - John Davies, English-New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1938)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Jerry Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Long John Baldry, English-Canadian singer and actor (b. 1941)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Lord Alfred Hayes, English-American wrestler and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-American actor and singer (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ta Mok, Cambodian soldier and monk (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Dubravko Škiljan, Croatian linguist and academic (b. 1949)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Donald Stokes, English businessman (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Luis Corvalán, Chilean educator and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Ralph Houk, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - John E. Irving, Canadian businessman (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-American journalist and author (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marie Kruckel, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ali Podrimja, Albanian poet and author (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James D. Ramage, American admiral and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Angharad Rees, English-born Welsh actress (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Don Wilson, English cricketer and coach (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Andrea Antonelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1988)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lourembam Brojeshori Devi, Indian martial artist (b. 1981)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Det de Beus, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1958)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom, Colombian-French composer and educator (b. 1971)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fred Taylor, American football player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Louise Abeita, Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer, poet, and educator (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dan Borislow, American businessman, invented the magicJack (b. 1961)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lettice Curtis, English engineer and pilot (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hans-Peter Kaul, German lawyer and judge (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rilwanu Lukman, Nigerian engineer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kevin Skinner, New Zealand rugby player and boxer (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Robert Broberg, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - E. L. Doctorow, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nicholas Gonzalez, American physician (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Czesław Marchaj, Polish-English sailor and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dick Nanninga, Dutch footballer (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Dennis Green, American football player and coach (b. 1949)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - John Heard, American film and television actor (b. 1946)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Alene Duerk, U.S. Navy first female admiral (b. 1920)

Deaths2 years ago

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